Community Vitality – NTCA
Support Local This Valentine's Day

Mon | Feb 12, 2024

Support Local This Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Week! Whether you’re looking to show your love with flowers and chocolate, want to try a new experience with your Valentine or your friends, or are looking for an upbeat, fun evening, here are five ways to support local businesses this Valentine’s week.

Flowers

Wyld Peony recently opened a storefront in an elegant new retail space. Stop by their store in Incline Village for a beautiful arrangement!

Chocolates

Tahoe City Chocolates, located in Boatworks Mall, offers handmade chocolates, candies from all over the world, delicious ice cream, classic confections and more.

Gifts

Chickadee Art Collective offers handmade gifts from local artists. They also offer Adult Art Classes on Tuesdays at the North Tahoe Event Center through March 12.

Experiences

Lost Sauna Co. Wellness Series at the North Tahoe Event Center offers sessions each Sunday in February from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learn the benefits of breathwork, cold plunges, and saunas. Each session focuses on a guided breathing technique in the Lakeview Room, followed by a group cold plunge in Lake Tahoe, and then a lakeside sauna session.

Food and Drink

Stop by Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village for dinner, beer and trivia. This week’s Wednesday trivia falls on Valentine’s Day! Trivia begins at 6:00 p.m. You can also stock up on your favorite beers to take home.

For more local business options, check out the North Lake Tahoe Business Directory. Plus, learn more about what the North Tahoe Chamber does to support our local businesses!

Explore the New Vision for the North Tahoe Business Community at one of the 2024 Collaborative Membership Roadshow and Chamber Launch Parties!

Thu | Jan 11, 2024

Explore the New Vision for the North Tahoe Business Community at one of the 2024 Collaborative Membership Roadshow and Chamber Launch Parties!


The Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA), North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA), and the North Tahoe Chamber (NTC) are excited to unveil an exciting new vision to support the North Tahoe Business Community.

Join these organizations at an upcoming roadshow to discuss the launch of the NT Chamber and membership efficiencies with the business associations in areas such as marketing, programs, economic development, community vitality, and advocacy.

This partnership has paved the way for innovative initiatives that the TCDA, NTBA and NTC are thrilled to share with the community, as well as hear feedback on how we can better serve our businesses and community. 

We extend our sincere appreciation for your participation and eagerly anticipate working hand-in-hand to shape a bright and prosperous future for our business community.

North Lake Tahoe Holiday Happenings 2023

Mon | Dec 18, 2023

North Lake Tahoe Holiday Happenings 2023

Are you looking to celebrate with and support the North Lake Tahoe community or give back through volunteering? Learn more about this year’s holiday events.


2023 Tahoe Truckee Toys for Tots | Through December 13

Make the holiday season bright! Your donation of new toys or dollars stays local from Truckee to Incline Village and around the lake. Drop off new, unwrapped toys in the collection boxes at dozens of local businesses and organizations, including the Tahoe City Visitors Center at 100 N Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City.

Learn more or sign up to receive toys


Holiday Tree Lighting | December 1

On Friday, December 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm, visit the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach for the Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by the North Tahoe PUD. Enjoy photos with Santa, local live music, crafts, soup, cocoa, face painting and more!


Holiday Maker’s Market | December 2

The Tahoe Backyard and Chickadee Art Collective present the Holiday Maker’s Market on December 2 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Stop by the Tahoe Backyard in Kings Beach for great shopping, lively music, local artists, fresh eats from Mountain Lotus Provisions, free coca at Chickadee Tahoe, carolers, beer specials from Bear Belly Brewing Company and more!

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Light Up the Streets

North Tahoe Business Association invites members, community, and visitors to participate in giving North Lake Tahoe an extra holiday glow! Feeling festive and eager to decorate? Use that holiday spirit and enter NTBA’s Holiday Lighting Contest. Business owners and individuals alike are encouraged to participate in this fun contest. Check out the categories and learn how to enter below. Entries must be received by December 15, 2023.

Light Up The Streets


Tahoe Nutcracker | December 15-17

The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective production of Tahoe Nutcracker premiered in 2019 and is set in the ballroom of the Tahoe Tavern on Christmas Eve one hundred years ago. The performance features two principal dancers from the New York City Ballet and the production will feature some new costumes and setpieces.

Get Tickets


Ornament Workshop at Bear Belly Brewing Company with Chickadee Art Collective | December 15

From 6:00-8:00 p.m., get crafty with Chickadee Art Collective and Bear Belly Brewing and explore a variety of DIY ornament stations for you to make 6+ ornaments to give away or keep for yourself. $35 per person includes one beer and all the supplies you’ll need to make a bunch of rad ornaments.


Tahoe City Holiday Market | December 16 & 23

Stop by the indoor market from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City to support local artists and crafters! Stroll the beautiful lake-side Boatworks Mall with a glass of wine, beer or cocoa from Tahoe Wine Collective and visit the Boatworks Mall shops for a festive afternoon.


Tahoe Wine Collective Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop | December 16

Get in the holiday spirit at the Tahoe Wine Collective with a Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop! Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this workshop is perfect for everyone. Learn new techniques, unleash your creativity, and create edible masterpieces that will impress your family and friends. 

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Final Fall Harvest Market | December 21

Support our local farmers at the last farmers market of 2023 at Boatworks Mall. Stop by from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for fresh produce, meats, fish, dairy, baked goods, and gifts from local artisans. Support local businesses and enjoy your holiday shopping! 


Cozy Up at the Tahoe XC Lodge | December 18-23

Stop by the Tahoe XC Lodge after a winter walk and warm up with some complimentary hot chocolate or hot cider by the fire. There may even be some cookies ready!

The lodge and retail shop will be open to pick up season passes or peacefully relax by the fire before kicking into full gear this winter. It’s the perfect opportunity to drop off your skis for some fresh wax before the snow starts to fly. 


10th Annual Holiday Bazaar at Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness | December 23

Tahoe Flow Arts & Fitness presents its Annual Holiday Bazaar on December 23. The market kicks off at 3 p.m., followed by performances at 6 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for our Youth Scholarship Program, performing arts education, and community entertainment programs.

Get Tickets


Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade | December 24

Gather family and friends for a Christmas Eve tradition at Granlibakken Tahoe as skiers illuminate the ski hill with torches followed by Santa and his elves arriving on the vintage Tucker Sno Cat from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Holiday gifts are handed out to children and complimentary cookies winter beverages are served at our historic ski hill.

Dress warmly and enjoy treats and a fireplace in the Ski Hut. There is no cost to attend, so spread the word and bring your loved ones!

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Christmas Pageant & Candlelight Service | December 24

All are welcome to the Olympic Valley Chapel at 444 Shirley Canyon Road on December 24, 2023, at 5:30 PM for a Christmas Pageant and Candlelight Service. Costumes and refreshments will be provided.

Learn More



Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday Events


Sierra Community House | November 21-22

Sierra Community House offers special food distributions for the Thanksgiving holiday including a turkey and fixings. Services are free and everyone is welcome. You can register onsite and no qualifying documentation is required.

  • Truckee Drive-Through: November 21, 4-5 pm
    • Sierra Community House, 12116 Chandelle Way
  • Kings Beach Walk-Up | November 22, 3-4:30 pm
    • Sierra Community House, 265 Bear Street

For more info call (775) 545-4083 or email [email protected]


Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration | November 23

Join for a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23 from 1-5:30 pm at the North Tahoe Event Center. Donations are welcome: new unwrapped toys, cans of food for Sierra Community House, donation of $2 per person or $5 per family, a potluck dish to share with others, or volunteer to help.

For more info call (916) 764-6488 or email [email protected]


Small Business Saturday | November 25

Kings Beach Holiday Walkabout

Support your local shops on Small Business Saturday! On Saturday, November 25 from 10 am – 7 pm stop by participating Kings Beach businesses to shop and enjoy special offerings, discounts, Christmas cheer and community. Shops include:

  • The Robin’s Nest
  • Jackpot Thrift
  • Pistol Annie’s Flea Market
  • Brockway Art & Culinary Antiques
  • Hot Diggity Dog & Cat Pet Store
  • Lady Luck Skate Shop
  • KB Print & Frame
  • Wellbeing Gifts & Massage
  • Chickadee Art Collective
  • KB Nails
  • Ace Hardware

#ShopSmall Week and Small Business Saturday in Tahoe City

On November 25, stop by Tahoe City for the “Holiday Hop”, a town-wide Small Business Saturday extravaganza, centered around Boatworks Mall. This festive event will be taking place from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with the grand tree lighting ceremony at around 5:30 p.m. Fun is in store for the whole family, including crafts for kids and small business collateral to promote shopping small throughout the season. And, of course, Santa will be there for photos, along with a photo booth to capture your holiday memories. To make the day eve

Events Receive Funding in First Round of 2024 Sponsorship Funding

Mon | Nov 13, 2023

Events Receive Funding in First Round of 2024 Sponsorship Funding

At the recommendation of the volunteer Chamber Advisory Committee, the North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) Board of Directors awarded $192,000 in sponsorship funding, generated by the North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District (NLT-TBID), to six events scheduled to take place in North Lake Tahoe in 2024. Scoring and funding prioritization were based on how the events contribute to and benefit economic health, community vitality and environmental stewardship. Each event’s traffic management and sustainability plans were also evaluated, with organizers responsible for identifying and outlining how they will mitigate the impacts of tourism on the community and environment.

The six events that received funding for 2024 include:

In early December, the NTCA will begin accepting applications for funding support of events coming to the community between May 1 and July 30, 2024. Submission criteria and the application process will be outlined soon, with a mid-January date the deadline to submit.


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New Tennis and Pickleball Facility at the North Tahoe Regional Park and More Fall/Winter Programming

Tue | Oct 31, 2023

New Tennis and Pickleball Facility at the North Tahoe Regional Park and More Fall/Winter Programming

The North Tahoe PUD recently announced the opening of the all-new Tennis and Pickleball Facility in the North Tahoe Regional Park. Three new tennis courts and six new pickleball courts are now open to the public. This project was supported with grant funding from the NTCA, the Placer County Park Dedication Fund, and the NTPUD Capital Improvement Plan Budget. Check out the NTPUD’s new webpage for details on facility hours and court rental fees.

Have you signed up for fall and winter programs yet?

NTPUD Residents: Check out the Fall/Winter 2023 Activity Guide and sign up!

TCPUD Residents: Online registration for Fall/Winter Recreation Programs and Winter Sports Park Reservations for the Tahoe City PUD opens on Thursday, November 2 at 12:00 PM. Check out the activity guide and get ready to sign up!

Lake Tahoe Stewardship Plan Draws National Attention

Mon | Oct 23, 2023

Lake Tahoe Stewardship Plan Draws National Attention

The multi-jurisdictional development of the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan and efforts to educate visitors about how to help take care of Tahoe has drawn the attention of national media outlets, including CNN Travel and Comstock’s in recent weeks.

Yes, Tahoe Has a Tourism Problem
Moonshine Ink
Megan Michelson 
October 12, 2023

Saving Lake Tahoe
Comstock’s
Ashleigh Goodwin
September 11, 2023

The monster that feeds and eats away at Lake Tahoe
CNN Travel
Kimberley Lovato
September 7, 2023


In addition, in early August, NTCA president and CEO Tony Karwowski, Travel North Tahoe Nevada president and CEO Andy Chapman, and Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority CEO Carol Chaplin penned the joint op-ed you’ll find below. This op-ed was recently published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune.


To Take Care of Tahoe, Everyone Has a Role to Play.

By Tony Karwowski, Andy Chapman, and Carol Chaplin

Recent news stories have highlighted some of the impacts of tourism in Tahoe. While some of the efforts underway to help reduce human impacts and shift behaviors are mentioned, those stories rarely emphasize how reliant Tahoe’s economy is on tourism. After all, it is what supports local businesses and puts many of our friends and neighbors to work. Stories about tourism also rarely talk about how everyone has a role to play. Locals — “long-time residents” or “community members”, as one contributing writer recently said, have just as much responsibility as those who visit to change their behaviors and help take care of Tahoe.

For decades, Lake Tahoe’s local economy has relied on visitors and the many businesses that provide lodging, food and beverage service, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Although the region had a robust tourism economy prior to 2020, the pandemic shifted how, when and where people spent time in Tahoe.

According to a report released by Dean Runyon Associates in March 2022, second homeowners came and stayed with greater frequency, and overnight visitation declined in favor of day visits by those located within an easy drive. This is common knowledge at this point, felt by all who lived here prior to and through the pandemic.

What is less understood, however, is that as a result, travel spending declined by nearly 12%. Local job opportunities declined by 16%, and it diminished tax revenues that are used to reinvest in community infrastructure by 12%. The increase in day visit traffic also highlighted the glaring limitations of our existing infrastructure — from transportation to trash.

Lake Tahoe has always been a desirable destination to live, work and play. Visiting Tahoe is perhaps what inspired so many of us to move here. That’s why we continue to do everything we can to make a living and keep calling it “home.” It’s also why there’s agreement that there’s more to be done to take care of this special place, and why our organizations have shifted their efforts from destination marketing to destination management and stewardship.

Lake Tahoe is not a national park, and therefore cannot “close the gates.” The Tahoe Basin is located within National Forest lands that are open to the public, so telling people not to come is not possible. Residents and visitors are equally welcome to recreate in Tahoe and enjoy all the region has to offer. The paradigm shift that’s needed is for everyone — whether you live here part-time, full-time, or are visiting — to help take care of Tahoe. That means practicing leave no trace principles, changing your own behaviors by getting out of the car and making use of paved and dirt trails, using public transportation options or carpooling whenever possible, and supporting local businesses.

An extensive stakeholder engagement and community visioning process began in early 2022 after our community felt the challenges initially brought on by the pandemic. Unlike other communities trying to create similar plans after experiencing similar challenges, the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan represents an unprecedented collaboration of 17 regional organizations from different jurisdictions. It includes the formation of the first destination stewardship council that represents the greater Tahoe region, outlines a comprehensive framework, and sets in motion action priorities to better manage outdoor recreation and tourism. Its goals also include ensuring the sustainability and preservation of an iconic natural treasure and its local community. 

Our goal has always been to support our local communities by ensuring a thriving economy that includes tourism. Many of those who visit are already familiar with our destination, so our current messaging is focused on responsible travel and stewardship education. Prior to the pandemic, but even more so now, encouraging people to spend time lakeside in the winter and at the resorts in the summer, as well as travel during off-peak periods, are strategies used to help mitigate human impacts.

There’s not a single solution or a single entity that can solve regional challenges, but the collective, collaborative efforts of many are already making progress.

NTCA's Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Annual Report and Highlights

Mon | Oct 23, 2023

NTCA’s Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Annual Report and Highlights

The North Tahoe Community Alliance is excited to unveil our Fiscal Year 2022–2023 Annual Report, demonstrating the NTCA’s dedication to maximizing the potential of our tourism-based economy to benefit our community’s residents, businesses, and visitors. Over the past fiscal year, we allocated more than $3 million in TBID funds toward various community projects and services. Notably, we championed initiatives supporting workforce housing and transportation, which received TOT funds following the TBID implementation, gaining approval from the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Our transformational journey led us to shift our focus from purely marketing the region and encouraging visitation to promoting responsible travel, stewardship education, and destination management. Collaborating with local and regional partners, we developed the comprehensive Destination Stewardship Plan for Lake Tahoe and established the Community Vitality and Economic Health Investment Program to reinvest locally generated funds in economic health, community vitality, and environmental stewardship. And, we led advocacy efforts related to topics that had the potential to impact our region on a legislative level.

Over the past fiscal year, we also actively supported workforce housing opportunities, ensured the continuity of convenient, free on-demand transportation, and fostered environmental stewardship education. This progress is detailed in this report, along with more information about our priority areas and the specific initiatives we championed over the past year. Our dedicated staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and the collaborative input from local business owners, their representatives, and community members are essential in paving the way for a vibrant, year-round economy in North Lake Tahoe that benefits residents, businesses, and visitors, making a lasting difference in our community.


READ THE REPORT

Read More about how the North Tahoe Community Alliance is paving the way for responsible tourism and community vitality in a recent op-ed from NTCA president and CEO, Tony Karwowski, picked up by the Sierra Sun and Roseville Today.

Summer 2023 Road Construction Resources & Updates

Mon | Sep 11, 2023

Summer 2023 Road Construction Resources & Updates

A number of projects are occurring in the region that will improve and repair infrastructure, but will also impact traffic and transportation at multiple locations between Incline Village and Tahoe City this summer. From replacement gas lines and water mains to pothole repairs, replacement paving and guardrail installations, it’s all underway.

While this summer (and next summer) will continue to be a challenge for drivers on SR 28, please keep the long-term gain in mind – replaced gas lines for the benefit and safety of our community plus smooth and durable pavement that will ONLY need routine maintenance for many years come.

Here’s where to find updates related to what’s happening and where to expect delays:

Map of 2023 Truckee/Lake Tahoe Area Construction Projects – NDOT

Map of 2023 Lake Tahoe/Truckee Projects – Caltrans

SR-431 (Mt. Rose Highway) – NDOT

SR-28 – Incline Village to Crystal Bay – NDOT

North Lake Tahoe Lateral Pipeline Replacement Project (SR-28 – Kings Beach to Tahoe City) – Southwest Gas

Kings Beach (in the grid) – NTPUD


Road Construction Updates:

  • Traffic updates for the week of September 10-16:
    • Tahoe City (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • Sunday night-Wednesday evening: Makinaw Rd
        • This work will be 24 hours with bidirectional traffic.  This work will require no parking in and around the work zone from SaveMart to North Tahoe Arts.  
      • Wednesday evening-Friday: The crew will move up 1600 ft west of Rocky Ridge
        • The work at Rocky Ridge will be 24 hours with single-lane closures. They will be off the road on Friday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Looking ahead at traffic updates for the week of September 17-23:
    • Tahoe City (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • Sunday at 7 p.m.-Friday at 12 p.m.: SaveMart to Jackpine St.
        • Bi-directional traffic 24 hours a day from Sunday, 9/17 at 7 p.m. until Friday, 9/22 at 12 p.m.
        • Closure locations will move with the crew as they complete work.
        • Expect no street parking throughout Tahoe City from the 17-23.
  • More Q&D Construction project info here.

  • Traffic updates for the week of August 27-September 1:
    • SR 28 between Tahoe City & Kings Beach (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • One-way traffic control is scheduled between Jeffrey Way and Ridgewood Road in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, August 27 at 7 p.m. until Friday, September 1 at 6 a.m. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
      • One-way traffic control is scheduled between Granite Road and Agate Road from Monday, August 28 until Thursday, August 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No work is scheduled between the hours of 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
      • Motorists could encounter delays of up to 30 minutes on Highway 28. All work on road construction projects will be suspended on weekends and on the Labor Day holiday.
      • Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.

  • Traffic updates for the week of August 14-18:
    • SR 28 between Tahoe City & Kings Beach (Southwest Gas & Q&D Construction)
      • One-way traffic is scheduled between Center Street and RIdgewood Road in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, August 13 at 7 p.m. until Friday, August 18 at 8 a.m. No Work is scheduled on the weekend.
      • Bi-directional traffic with a lane shift is scheduled from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, August 14 between Anderson Road and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista.
      • Bi-directional traffic with a lane shift is scheduled from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 15-Thursday, August 17 between Stag Drive and Estates Drive in Tahoe Vista. No work is scheduled between the hours of 7 p.m.-7 a.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
      • Motorists could encounter delays of up to 30 minutes on Highway 28. All work on road construction projects will be suspended on weekends and on the Labor Day holiday.
      • Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.
    • SR 431: Mt Rose Hwy
      • Commercial Vehicle Restrictions are temporarily lifted.
    • SR 28: Marlette Creek
      • Work continues on the new detention basin and drainage improvements continue on SR 28 at Marlette Creek (near Thunderbird Lodge) with single-lane flagger control. Working hours are 24 hours a day from Sundays at 8 p.m. through Fridays at noon, and is expected to conclude by the end of September.
    • SR 28: Crystal Bay
      • Crews will continue curb, gutter, and enhanced sidewalk ramps installation. Concrete work will include small work zones with shoulder closures. Working hours are Sunday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., and is expected to conclude by the end of August.

  • Traffic updates for the week of August 6-12:
    • SR 431: MT. ROSE HWY
      • Starting Monday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 11 p.m. the final one-inch of open-grade paving on SR 431 from Jupiter Drive to the roundabout will occur. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes with single-lane flagger-controlled closures. Working hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Commercial vehicle restrictions on Mt. Rose Highway (SR 431) will be enforced during working hours. Trucks are prohibited from traveling westbound over Mt. Rose Summit from Mt. Rose Ski to Incline Village; trucks will be allowed to travel eastbound from Incline Village to Reno.
    • SR 28: MARLETTE CREEK
      • Work on the new detention basin and drainage improvements continues on SR 28 at Marlette Creek (near Thunderbird Lodge) with single-lane flagger control. Working hours are 24 hours a day from Sundays at 8 p.m. through Fridays at noon, and is expected to conclude by the end of August.
    • SR 28: INCLINE VILLAGE
      • Crews will be installing new curb, gutter, and enhanced sidewalk ramps. Concrete work will include small work zones with shoulder closures. Working hours are Sunday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., and is expected to conclude by the end of August.
    • Additional Utility and Construction Projects from NDOT
      • NV Energy powerline pole repairs on SR 28 between Village Drive and Gonowabie on Aug. 15 starting at 5:30 a.m., with moving lane and shoulder closures.
      • Charter performing utility work nightly on SR 28 south of Marlette Creek towards Spooner Summit from Aug. 7- Aug. 21, with single-lane flagger-controlled closures.

  • Traffic updates for the week of July 30-August 5:
    • Pothole repair work with one-way traffic control began on Highway 267 this week. Work is scheduled between National Avenue and Sawmill Flat Road from Monday, July 31 at 6 a.m. until Thursday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Granite Construction Company is performing the work as part of an $8 million emergency contract to address winter storm damages in Placer County on Highways 28, 89 and 267, with Highway 267 being the last segment of the project.
    • One-way traffic control is scheduled between Carnelian Bay Road and Center Street in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m. until Friday, August 4 at 8 a.m. Between the hours of 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the full width of the highway will be open for use by the traveling public. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • In addition, bi-directional traffic is scheduled between Anderson Road and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista from Monday, July 31 at 7 a.m. until Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. No work will be scheduled between the hours of 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • No work will be scheduled between the hours of 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Also, no work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • Motorists could encounter occasional delays of up to 30 minutes on Highway 267 and Highway 28. Highway 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City can be used as alternate route to avoid delays on Highway 267. All work on road construction projects will be suspended on weekends and the Labor Day holiday. 
    • Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.

  • Traffic closures for the week of July 23-July 28:
    • One-way traffic control will be occurring between Carnelian Woods Avenue and Center Street in Carnelian Bay from Sunday, July 23 at 7 p.m. until Friday, July 28 at 8 a.m. Between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. each weekday, one-way traffic will be converted to bi-directional traffic. No work is scheduled on the weekend.
    • In addition, one-way traffic control will occur between Pino Grande Avenue and National Avenue in Tahoe Vista from Monday, July 24 at 7 a.m. until Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. each weekday, one-way traffic will be converted to bi-directional traffic. No work will be scheduled between 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Also, no work is scheduled on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • As of mid-June, the Caltrans emergency pavement and pothole repair work is nearly complete. Caltrans has been actively addressing SR 28, 89, and 267 with a goal to complete all these repairs by June 30, but due to trucking issues, the contractor will need to finish the SR 267 repairs from July 17 to 25.
  • Southwest Gas is working hard to complete the final phase of its gas main replacement project in SR 28, which will benefit the entire community. However, we understand from Caltrans that the traffic control plan will cause significant delays throughout the rest of the summer construction season. 
  • Drive time delays between Kings Beach and Tahoe City are projected to be between 30 to 60 minutes due to the lane closures and expected traffic flows. The peak commute times will see the most traffic impacts.

Watch the July 6 North Tahoe Construction Town Hall

Scenic Overlook and Recreation Enhancements at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Possible Through TOT-TBID Dollars

Sun | Aug 20, 2023

Scenic Overlook and Recreation Enhancements at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Possible Through TOT-TBID Dollars

The North Tahoe Public Utility District (NTPUD) unveiled new public recreation and accessibility upgrades to the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA), including reconstruction of the Lake Tahoe scenic overlook and pathway to improve access for recreational users with disabilities, environmental improvements to stabilize the site and prevent erosion, and installation of community kayak and paddleboard storage racks.

NTPUD’s primary lakefront recreation facility provides the public with year-round safe and convenient access to Lake Tahoe to swim, fish, kayak, and paddleboard, launch and retrieve motorized vessels, and recreate. The TVRA also serves as a Lake Tahoe Water Trail trailhead, providing a sheltered site to launch non-motorized vessels, with parking, restrooms, picnic tables, and drinking water.

The Tahoe Vista Scenic Overlook and Trail project was funded by the Placer County Tourism Master Plan Grant Program (which reinvests transient occupancy tax (TOT) in Eastern Placer County and is administered by the North Tahoe Community Alliance), the California Tahoe Conservancy Lake Tahoe Public Access and Outdoor Recreation for All Grant Program, and the NTPUD Recreation Capital Improvement Plan.

Read the full article here.

UPDATE: SB 584 STOPPED FOR 2023

Fri | Jun 23, 2023

UPDATE: SB 584 STOPPED FOR 2023

North Lake Tahoe stakeholders:

I am contacting your today with great news! Thanks to advocacy efforts from all around California, and the direct activation of 946 individuals who sent in letters to Assembly Housing, we put a stop to SB 584 (Limon) for 2023.

SB 584 has been turned into a two-year bill, which means that it will not be heard in Assembly Housing & Community Development on Wednesday, June 28. The bill will be eligible for a hearing January 2024, if the author decides to move forward. It will still have to pass Assembly Housing and Assembly Revenue & Taxation and go through all of the similar hurdles it would have this year, but must move out of committees and off the Assembly Floor by the end of January. A much tighter timeframe and a steeper challenge for SB 584 to overcome. 

The next steps are that we will continue to monitor SB 584 and engage in discussions with the author’s office. If activation is needed, we will send out communications in 2024.

Thank you for your engagement on this critical issue! Together we raised our industry’s voice and asserted our economic impact on California’s economy. Thank you as well to CalTravel for their lobbying efforts on behalf of all of us in California.

You can see our original communication on SB 584 below.

Thanks,
Tony Karwowski
President and CEO, North Tahoe Community Alliance




Dear North Tahoe stakeholders,

I am contacting you to alert you to proposed legislation that will soon be up for a vote on the California State Assembly Floor and to request your immediate action in opposing the bill. If passed, it could have dire consequences for the health of our local economy and include other currently unforeseen impacts.

At our meeting on June 7, the North Tahoe Community Alliance Board of Directors elected to oppose the proposed bill SB 584. If enacted, the bill would impose a tax on the occupancy of a short-term rental (STR) in California at 15% of the rental price of the short-term rental. In North Lake Tahoe, this tax would be assessed on top of the 10% TOT tax and 2% TBID assessment already collected on STRs in Placer County that is being reinvested locally in transportation and workforce housing initiatives.

The bill would require all revenues (fewer refunds and reimbursement to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration of administration and collection costs) to be deposited into a newly created Laborforce Housing Fund. From there, funds would be allocated across the state at the discretion of the state legislature, NOT earmarked specifically for the creation of workforce housing in North Lake Tahoe.

The North Tahoe Community Alliance opposes this legislation because:

  • SB 584 would make the tax/TOT/and assessment fees on an STR total 27% locally, making North Lake Tahoe uncompetitive as a tourism region.
  • This bill would give the state legislature decision-making power over how this funding is used, and could severely impact the generation of locally controlled TOT and TBID funds.
  • Today, 17% of homes in Eastern Placer County have STR permits and are major contributors of both TOT and TBID funds. These funds are reinvested locally in workforce housing and transportation initiatives and tourism-based businesses through programs that were developed with widescale community input.
  • Rather than help us, this bill could have a tremendous, negative effect on our local, tourism-based economy that relies on lodging of all types to support our economy.
  • In addition, these exorbitant costs could impact visitor length of stay, frequency of stay, and ancillary spending at other local businesses.

Here is an overview of the provisions:

SB 584 (Limon) Laborforce housing: Short-Term Rental Tax Law (Bill Text – SB-584 Laborforce housing: Short-Term Rental Tax Law. (ca.gov))

The author’s office has said they are willing to continue working with the STR industry on the bill’s provisions, but no meaningful negotiations have taken place, which is why the North Tahoe Community Alliance is joining the growing list of opposition.

Other agencies including CalTravel and CalChamber are in opposition on the grounds that the bill proposes a 15% tax increase on one industry (and just one type of lodging).

Please consider calling or emailing your Assembly member to express the negative impacts this bill would have on our region. The sooner the better. We’ve included a sample letter below, as well as the contact information for the State Assembly members that represent our region.

You can also use the sample letter to reach out the State Assembly members via the CalTravel message board. Simply copy the letter below, fill in the message board linked here, and hit send.

Feel free to reach out with any questions, and thank you in advance for your support.

All my best,

Tony Karwowski
President and CEO, North Tahoe Community Alliance


State Assembly Contact For the Tahoe Region

Assemblymember Megan Dahle

(916) 319-2001 or email via her website

CalTravel online message board – use the letter below to send via this easy online portal


Sample Letter

Dear Assemblymember Dahle,

Please consider voting NO or abstaining on SB 584 (Limon) Laborforce Housing: Short-Term Rental Tax Law when it is taken up on the Assembly Floor. The North Lake Tahoe region is vehemently opposed to this bill.

Our local economy is dependent on tourism, and if enacted, this bill could make us uncompetitive as a tourism destination. It could also create difficulties in renewing our TBID, which was passed by our local business community as a means of supporting community vitality, economic development, and sustainability efforts while freeing up TOT generated by overnight guests to specifically fund workforce housing initiatives in our area. 

Today, 17% of the homes in Eastern Placer County have STR permits, are a major funding source of our TBID, and already carry a 2% assessment, and 10% TOT.  These locally sourced and controlled public benefit dollars are reinvested to support transportation and workforce housing initiatives in the community. If passed, SB 584 would make the tax/TOT/and assessment fees on an STR total 27% locally.

North Lake Tahoe is not opposed to affordable housing creation, but adding additional assessments on one form of lodging to fund housing sets a bad precedent and could jeopardize our existing funding mechanisms in the future. The current AMI formula related to the proposed state program makes it difficult to utilize funds generated in our region to come back to the region for projects that support labor force housing.

Charging visitors a 27% total tax on their lodging could easily discourage them from traveling to North Lake Tahoe which would in turn affect other businesses in our community. Please consider voting NO on SB 584.

Thank you,

[Your Name]