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Silverman on Tahoe's Martis Valley development draft report

“One of the major problems with this draft Environmental Impact Report is it is not including the Brockway Campground,” said Isaac Silverman, staff attorney for environmental group Sierra Watch. “What we have are two projects proposed by the same developer on continuous landholdings owned by the same person. Common sense, CEQA (and) good planning requires an approach that considers the full impacts of these two projects together.

“That’s the only way that we can truly ensure responsible planning for Lake Tahoe, for Martis Valley, (and) really for the whole Tahoe/Truckee region.”

Silverman was one of 10 people who spoke at last Thursday’s public hearing in Kings Beach on the draft EIR for the Martis Valley West Parcel Project before the Placer County Planning Commission.

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