Placer County approves $4.5 million in Tahoe capital improvement projects

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approves eight Tahoe projects for 2022-23

Tahoe City, Calif. — Eight capital improvement projects have received funding in eastern Placer County, based on a recommendation from Capital Advisory Projects Committee.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an appropriation of approximately $4.49 million in tourism occupancy tax dollars to help fund the eight projects for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

During this year’s grant cycle, the CAP Committee received 13 proposals requesting a total of $8.1 million. The committee determined that three submissions did not meet the funding criteria and two more were supported by the committee but the authors were encouraged to seek other specific funding sources.

The Compliance Assistance Program Committee had $7.2 million in funding available for project recommendations, incl $5.5 million TOT raised During the last fiscal year and $1.7 million in funding remaining from the previous grant cycle. The committee decided to allocate $2.7 million for future projects.

“I am grateful for the CAP committee’s thoughtful deliberation and commitment to the process to ensure appropriate projects are selected according to the needs of the district,” said Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Superintendent. “There are many important needs in our area and I am very grateful that the committee has set aside funds for future projects that can go to address important housing and transportation issues.”

Funded projects

Projects funded in this grant cycle feature improvements in parts of Triangle Trail Resortincluding Martis Valley Road ($2 million), Flick Point II Trail ($70,000), and North Tahoe Trail ($1.5 million). Also funded are dirt trails and additional amenities including the Sawtooth Trail ($157,983), Donner Lake Rim Trail ($265,000), and Cabin Creek trailhead ($91,694). Both North Tahoe public utility district ($58,141) and Tahoe City Public Utilities District ($351,000) funded to promote community signage projects.

CAP Committee

The CAP Committee is convened jointly by Placer County and the North Tahoe Community Alliance, formerly known as the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. The committee is charged annually with making recommendations to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for awarding grants to fund infrastructure and capital projects. The committee includes 13 appointed members representing eastern Placer County businesses, special areas, ski resorts, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, and Placer County.

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