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File #: 14-0284    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/11/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/25/2014 Final action: 2/25/2014
Title: Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of commitment to the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization offering written endorsement for a Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program application to fund the Meyers Sustainable Mobility Plan.
Attachments: 1. A - SGC Meyers Sprt Ltr 2-25-14, 2. Executed Letter.pdf
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Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of commitment to the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization offering written endorsement for a Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program application to fund the Meyers Sustainable Mobility Plan.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact or change to net County cost associated with this agenda item.

Background
The Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO) intends to submit a Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program (Grant Program) application for its Project entitled “Lake Tahoe Sustainable Communities Program in Action” (Project). One component of that Project is the Meyers Sustainable Mobility Plan (MSMP). The MSMP will help El Dorado County (County) to implement the Meyers Area Plan by creating concept-level preferred design alternatives for the Meyers town center in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The TMPO is applying as the lead applicant for this Grant Program and the County will be a sub-applicant to the TMPO.

The Grant Program is meant to foster the development of sustainable communities throughout California. It is designed to help local governments meet the challenges of adopting land use plans and integrating strategies to transform communities and create long-term prosperity. Sustainable communities shall promote equity, strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and promote healthy, safe communities.

The TMPO’s Project proposes to: 1) promote infill development and restoration of sensitive lands by implementing the Regional Land Development Commodities Program; 2) create a Sustainable Mobility Plan for a town center; and 3) build community capacity to support and promote the Sustainability Action Plan and the Sustainable Communities Strategy. Each of these components represents an innovative, replicable model that can be used both inside an...

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