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New trails and more coming to eastern Placer County
March 09, 2016
The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to fund 11 new projects in eastern Placer County to continue Tahoe’s tradition of being a world-class place to live, work and play.
The new projects, ranging from trail restoration to a new ice skating rink, will be grant funded with $2.2 million from eastern Placer County transient occupancy tax revenues and not from the county taxpayer’s general fund.
“I love these projects and how they cover the entire region of eastern Placer County,” said District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. “I also love how the transient occupancy tax is returned back to the community in the form of preserving Tahoe’s natural beauty while creating new and exciting opportunities for all to enjoy."
The transient occupancy tax is a rental tax paid by guests for short-term rentals up to 30 days. Because Placer County draws visitors from around the world, it is essential to balance the costs and benefits of tourism and help preserve our communities and quality of life.
The grants will be awarded to various project implementers, including Placer County’s Department of Public Works and Facilities, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Northstar Community Service District, Sierra Business Council, Donner Summit Business Association, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows.
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association is contracted by the county to provide recommendations on tourist-serving capital projects and transportations, as well as provide marketing and visitor information services.
With this investment, NLTRA and Placer County have crossed the mark of $33 million in investments and leveraged over $220 million worth of other dollars for reinvestment in the visitor’s experience as well as improved quality of life for eastern Placer County residents.
The 11 new projects are:
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