By John Singlaub

Column Let’s Settle the Shorezone Debate and MoveAhead

While people have very different opinions on the ongoing shorezone debate in terms of what, if any, level of development they think should be allowed on and adjacent to Lake Tahoe’s shore, there is one point no one can deny: 20 years of talking it over is enough. Indeed, it’s time to move forward with a shorezone program that protects the Lake, respects property rights, and compels people who disagree to meet in the middle. We are hopeful this will happen as soon as this summer. If it does, this will mean more than the end of an era – it will mean the end of unprecedented gridlock that has for too long prevented us from moving forward with a plan that will allow us to keep enjoying Lake Tahoe without degrading it.