By Joanne S. Marchetta, Executive Director

Column Nevada Legislation Provides Opportunity to Open Dialogue Between States on Lake Tahoe

In the final hours of the 2011 Nevada State Legislative Session, the bill known as SB 271 passed, bringing with it opportunities for the two states that bound Lake Tahoe to reinvigorate the spirit of compromise that created the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact more than 40 years ago. The bi-state consensus that brought about that original agreement was no doubt hard-fought, and when Lake Tahoe’s future is in the balance, the spirit of compromise has succeeded in bringing the two states together in a significant way.