South Shore Local Government Affairs Committee
South Shore Local Government Affairs Committee Meeting March 3
CATT members will hear from Stacy Woodbury at the next LGAC meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 PM. The meeting is at the Lake Tahoe Airport. Stacy is the Administrator for Public Affairs with Southwest Gas. Stacy will talk about the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Climate Action Plan (CAP).
On April 18, 2017, the City Council adopted a set of goals to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, replacing those energy sources with renewable sources like wind or solar. This was concurrent with CA actions at the legislative and executive level to move towards removing carbon from the environment, “electrification,” and renewable energy. Natural gas, composed of carbon and hydrogen, is considered a fossil fuel.
City Resolution 2017-26 mandated:
- 100% renewable electricity in the community by 2032
- 100% renewable energy for municipal operations by 2032 (50% of municipal operations will be powered by renewable energy by 2025)
- 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2040 (50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030)
The CAP is the way that these goals will be reached. Stacy will explain what has already happened with the CAP and what some proposed actions could mean to builders, homeowners, and businesses. Some suggestions already surfacing around California are a ban on natural gas in new development and mandatory retrofits to replace natural gas appliances with electric appliances.
A second speaker at Tuesday’s meeting is Cory Hannaford with Sierra Sustainable Builders. Cory will explain what’s happening with the plans submittal process and timeframe once a residential allocation is granted.
Other topics to be covered at the LGAC meeting include: potential cap on vacation home rentals by El Dorado County, potential new size limits on single family residential in the City, and the ONE TAHOE initiative. In addition, the group will select a regular meeting date and time for the remainder of 2020.
Any CATT member is welcome to attend LGAC meetings. Please contact CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison for more information about CATT’s South Shore LGAC: email@example.com or 530.550.9999
WHAT IS LGAC?
CATT's Local Government Affairs Committee is a permanent committee composed of members who are interested in Fees - Codes - Regulation - Policy. This is the committee that analyzes issues affecting the building industry and determines CATT position and strategy. This committee works very closely with CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison.
Bring your problems or concerns to LGAC. You may think you are alone when in reality others may be experiencing the same problems. LGAC could be the place to help you find a remedy. Experience the power of numbers with CATT as your ally.
Come to the LGAC meeting and learn what is happening with TRPA, the City of South Lake Tahoe, Special Districts, and the two Counties. Find out what CATT can do to improve conditions for you and the building industry. Be part of the decision-making process as CATT grows on the South Shore.