This is not an April Fools’ Joke. We wish it were.
Because this afternoon – as in April 1 – Placer County posted KSL’s revised ‘Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan’. And it’s pretty much the same nightmare vision for North Tahoe that KSL has been trying to squeeze into Squaw for the last five years.
You can see for yourself at: http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/communitydevelopment/planning/villageatsquawvalleyspecificplan
In today’s “revised” version, the total number of bedrooms (1,547) remains the same. The maximum building height (108 feet) is unchanged. The proposed indoor water park would still have waterslides, fake rivers, and arcades.
Meet the new plan; same as the old plan.
In spite of hundreds of comments to the County in opposition to the draft plan. Regardless of the more than 50 local businesses who signed a letter asking the County to deny KSL’s proposal. In the face of the thousand people who have signed our pledge to Keep Squaw True.
Today’s “revised” plan would still add thousands of cars to Tahoe’s roads, cloud out the stars from our night sky, fill our peaceful valleys with 25 years of construction noise, and threaten the blue clarity of the lake itself.
This, clearly, is not a joke:
Next Placer County will release its Final EIR – the last step in assessing what development would mean to Squaw, Tahoe, and beyond.
Then they’ll begin holding public hearings to get a better understanding of how people feel about KSL’s proposal.
And then they’ll vote.
So, if you care about the future of Tahoe, now’s NOT the time to be fooled. Now is the time to get involved, sign the petition to Keep Squaw True.