Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Retains Discretion to Select the Appropriate Baseline for Environmental Review of its Shorezone Amendments

TRPA adopted amendments to the shorezone regulations in 2008, setting development caps on the number of new buoys and piers allowed in Lake Tahoe, and certified an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the amendments. The League to Save Lake Tahoe and Sierra Club (Plaintiffs) challenged filed a lawsuit, alleging that the EIS failed to explain … Continue Reading

The League to Save Lake Tahoe’s CEQA Claims are Dismissed by District Court after Motion to Dismiss Related Federal Claims is Granted

In May of 2011, the City of South Lake Tahoe (City) adopted the South Lake Tahoe General Plan Update (Plan). Prior to adopting the Plan, the City determined that certain elements of the Plan were not consistent with the 1987 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA) Regional Plan for Lake Tahoe. Because TRPA was in the process … Continue Reading