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File #: 20-1000    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/22/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Title: Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board: 1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Tahoe Fund’s efforts to sponsor and organize the 2020 Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County’s standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the Tahoe Fund authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of these efforts. FUNDING: General Fund.
Related files: 14-0986, 19-1246
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Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board:
1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Tahoe Fund’s efforts to sponsor and organize the 2020 Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County’s standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the Tahoe Fund authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of these efforts.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Since the first Presidential Forum in 1997, federal, state and local leaders have come together to discuss the importance of protecting and restoring Lake Tahoe. This is the annual event hosted by California, alternating with Nevada each year. Senator Dianne
Feinstein is hosting this year's event at the historic Valhalla Lodge on US Highway 89, Emerald Bay Road, in El Dorado County. Each year, California and Nevada state representatives gather with high-ranking federal representatives to discuss policies that help protect and preserve Lake Tahoe. Governors from both states join Senate and
Congressional representatives and top agency directors, including the Environmental
Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources, public utility agencies, in open dialogue with local representatives. El Dorado County has always been invited, included and taken part in that open dialogue. In order to preserve funding designated for environmental projects, the event sponsor and organizer, the Tahoe Fund, (founded in 2010 as a registered non-profit corporation in the States of Nevada and California), requested Lake Tahoe public agencies and sponsors to contribute towards the costs of this annual event. As a sponsor, El Dorado County was recognized on the program with the other sponsors.

A funding agreement is required in order for the County to process the payment to Tahoe Fund. Approval by the Board provides the finding that a pu...

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