August 30, 2014
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) - The two-state agency charged with
protecting Lake Tahoe has closed the doors of its north shore
office in Tahoe City in a budget-cutting move.
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency spokesman Dennis Oliver says the
closure took effect Thursday and will last until the economy
In another cost-cutting measure, today marks the first of six
days in coming months that the TRPA's main office will close and
employees will be required to take a day off without pay.
Other cost-cutting measures already taken by the agency include
salary freezes, a hiring freeze and a freeze on training and
The agency also has offered staff members voluntary separation
and sabbatical packages to reduce personnel costs and layoffs.
Layoffs have not been ruled out.
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