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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Records

 Collection
Identifier: 82-37
The records of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and those of attorney Thomas A. Cooke within it were actively solicited by the Special Collections Department as part of a project to fully document development of the Lake Tahoe area in the second half of the twentieth century. Related manuscript collections received as part of the project include the records of the Lake Tahoe Area Council (NC1200), Lake Tahoe Area Research Coordination Board (82-07), and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (82-60).

The arrangement of this collection is as it was created and maintained by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The contents include minutes, correspondence, legislative files, annual reports, administrative manuals, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency general plans, and subject files. Topics of the subject files include construction and development of Harrah's and Harvey's casinos at Lake Tahoe, land use, shoreline development, transportation and parking, subdivisions, sewage management, timber harvesting, and forest conservation.

The title pages of published materials were photocopied and filed at the end of this collection. Those published materials were removed from the collection and cataloged into the Special Collections book stacks.

Dates

  • 1971-1979

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

3 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

The contents include minutes, correspondence, legislative files, annual reports, administrative manuals, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency general plans, and subject files.

Administrative History

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was created jointly in the late 1960s as a bi-state compact by the states of California and Nevada to meet Lake Tahoe basin-wide planning needs, including general plans. Areas over which the TRPA has authority include new construction, erosion control, storm water runoff, shorezone development and protection, road construction, land use, and tree conservation and harvesting. This compact, approved by the U.S. Congress authorized the TRPA as an appointed, non-elected governing body which can pass ordinances governing the use of all the land, air, and water, both public and private, within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Five members of the Agency represent Nevada and five members represent California. Other members are a member appointed by the governors of each state, the Director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Director of the California Department of Natural Resources, and a non-voting member appointed by the President of the United States. They have superior jurisdiction over the elected governing bodies of all five counties surrounding the lake and over the City of South Lake Tahoe for issues within the Basin. Thomas A. Cooke was an attorney and member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) until 1981.

Thomas A. Cooke was an attorney and member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) until 1981. The TRPA was created jointly in the late 1960s by California and Nevada to meet Lake Tahoe basinwide planning needs. Areas over which the TRPA has authority include new construction, erosion, storm water runoff, shorezones, road construction, land use, tree conservation, and timber harvesting

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Thomas A. Cooke in 1982.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the Records of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Status
completed
Author
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)