Sandoval Signs Bill Recommitting to Tahoe Compact

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The tension between California and Nevada over development management at Lake Tahoe has subsided.

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed SB229, which reaffirms Nevada's commitment to the decades-old Tahoe Compact and removes Nevada's threat to leave the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in 2015.

Sandoval signed the bill Thursday in Carson City.

Sandoval and California Gov. Jerry Brown, along with lawmakers from both states, worked for months to resolve the state's differences over land use management in the Tahoe Basin.

The 2011 Nevada Legislature passed a bill paving the way for the state to withdraw from the compact. Nevada blamed California for favoring strict environmental controls that critics said stifled development and crippled the economy of a state and region hard hit by the recession.

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