California Tahoe Conservancy Board meeting

Online Meeting | November 8, 2021

Meeting Agenda


Monday, November 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Virtual Board Meeting – Zoom Webinar
(information provided below)

Pursuant to Government Code section 11133, certain provisions of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act are suspended temporarily, including the requirement to make a physical location available from which members of the public may gather to observe the meeting and offer public comment. Consistent with section 11133, this Board meeting will be conducted virtually through the Zoom Webinar platform, with a teleconference option. Members of the public may join the meeting using either of the following:

Join the meeting using Zoom Webinar:

Join the meeting by telephone: (253) 215-8782, (669) 900-6833,
(346) 248-7799, (929) 205-6099, (301) 715-8592, or (312) 626-6799

The webinar ID is 881 8728 0031.

Public comment: The public is welcome to participate in the meeting by observing and by providing written and oral comments. Public comment will be taken at the appropriate time during each agenda item and during the time allotted for public comment on items not on the agenda. Additional information on public participation and ways to provide public comment is available on the Conservancy website at

Meeting materials: Meeting materials will be available on the Conservancy website in advance of the meeting. For additional information, please contact the Conservancy at or (530) 542-5580.

Technical assistance: For technical assistance in joining the meeting on November 8 by telephone or Zoom Webinar link, please contact the Conservancy at or (530) 543-6028.

Reasonable accommodation: Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact the Conservancy at or (530) 542-5580 no later than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

1. Roll Call

2. Consent Items

a. Approval of June Minutes (action)

(Resolution 21-11-01)

b. Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisition – Timberland Tract Parcel (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to acquire 975 Chickadee Lane outside of Tahoe City (Placer County Assessment Number (AN) 084-032-022) for up to $25,000.

CEQA consideration: categorical exemption

(Resolution 21-11-02)

3. Executive Director’s Report

  • Acknowledge past Conservancy Board member and staff
  • Budget and funding update
  • Wildfire hazard and risk reduction in the Lake Tahoe Basin

4. Chair’s Report

5. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

6. Renaming the South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail to the Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to rename the South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail to the Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway.

CEQA consideration: not applicable

(Resolution 21-11-03)

7. Closed Session:

The Board will meet in closed session to confer regarding personnel matters pursuant to Government Code section 11126(a).

8. Land Bank Pier Program Guidelines (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to adopt the Land Bank Pier Program Guidelines, which allow the Conservancy’s Land Bank to process transactions involving the sale of land coverage and/or restoration credits to construct structures providing access to new and existing piers, existing watercraft moorings, and other structures within the shorezone of Lake Tahoe.

CEQA consideration: possible adoption of negative declaration

(Resolution 21-11-04)

9. Forestry Program Guidelines (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to adopt the Forestry Program Guidelines, accept and expend up to $50,000,000 to implement activities consistent with the Guidelines, implement such activities, and execute all other necessary agreements.

CEQA consideration:

  • review and consider the Tahoe Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report;
  • possible adoption of the CEQA Findings, the Statement of Overriding Considerations, and the mitigation monitoring and reporting program.

(Resolution 21-11-05)

10. Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisition – Motel 6 and Knox Johnson Parcels (action):

Consideration and possible authorization of up to $10,000,000 for the acquisition of 2375 Lake Tahoe Boulevard and 940 Sunset Drive (El Dorado County ANs 031-290-037 and 031-290-039), or portions thereof, in the City of South Lake Tahoe; demolition of the existing structures; and stabilization of the related site.

CEQA consideration: categorical exemption

(Resolution 21-11-06)

11. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

12. Board Member Comment

13. Adjourn


Schedule/General Meeting Information: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Conservancy Board Chair. Items are numbered for identification purposes and will not necessarily be considered in this order. Members of the public intending to comment on agenda and non-agenda items may be asked to use the meeting sign-in sheet before the start of the meeting. The Board Chair may limit the amount of time allocated for public comment on particular issues and for each individual speaker. All Board materials, such as Board books and Board packets, exhibits, PowerPoint presentations, and agenda materials, are hereby made a part of the record for the appropriate item.

Discussion Items: Discussion items or tours involve staff presentations and updates; no Board action will be taken. (Gov. Code, § 11122.)
Consent Items: Consent items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. Recommendations will ordinarily be acted on without discussion. If any Board member, staff member, or other interested party or member of the public requests discussion of a consent item, it may be removed from consent and taken up in the regular agenda order, or in an order determined by the Board Chair.

Use of Electronic Devices: Board members accessing their laptops, phones, or other electronic devices may use the equipment during the meeting to view the meeting materials which are provided in electronic format. Any use of these devices for direct communication employed by a majority of the members of a state body to develop a collective concurrence as to action to be taken on an item is prohibited.

Recording: Conservancy Board meetings are recorded electronically.

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