Proposed initiatives target paid parking, medical marijuana regulations in South Lake Tahoe
The separate initiatives still must get enough signatures from registered voters in the city to appear on the ballot. But with title and summary language approved this week by City Attorney Thomas Watson, supporters of the initiatives can soon start trying to get the signatures they need.
“We feel the community deserves an opportunity to have a voice on this,” Peggy Bourland said of the push to overturn South Lake Tahoe’s paid parking program.
Bourland said the parking initiative’s supporters want the issue on the June ballot.
“We don’t have a lot of time, in part from delay by the city,” Bourland said, referring to the month it took to get title and summary language from the city attorney. “We have until Jan. 15 to get signatures for the June ballot, the elections office has indicated to us. We need about 940 signatures in 30 days.”
If passed, the initiative would prohibit South Lake Tahoe from charging people to park on public streets or parking lots.
The city could continue to charge for ...