TRPA controversy continues

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Updated: 11/16/2012 6:39 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV & -- With just a few weeks until the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency takes a final vote on their regional plan update, one board member is calling into question the commitment of two others who may play a key role in getting it passed.

South Lake Tahoe Mayor Clarie Fortier says there was a huge, standing room only crowd Thursday at the very last chance for the public to offer input before the vote. According to her, the vast majority of people were in favor of the plan passing, saying it could help stimulate the economy, but the two board members who have been most vocal against it were missing.
That's California Assembly Speaker Appointee Mara Bresnick and former California State Senator Byron Sher.

Fortier says the two missing members will be key in influencing the way lawmakers in Sacramento vote on the deal, but both of them say Fortier shouldn't assume how they feel about the plan update.

Sher added he couldn't be there because of his wife's health problems, saying he'll read the meeting minutes to catch up, and Bresnick added over the phone, she has heard other public comment before and wasn't sure what would be different.

The final vote on the plan will be this December.
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