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Inventory of the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
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Series Descriptions

ID R358.001, Box 1-1, Folders 1-22

Series 1 Governing Board Meeting Packets 1981-1984

Physical Description: 22 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

Governing Board Meeting Packets contain summaries of monthly meetings held by the CTRPA governing board. The majority of records in this series are a compilation of agendas, staff reports, public hearing information, consent calendars, and correspondence brought together in a monthly volume. The series begins on May 1, 1981 and continues with few gaps until May 7, 1982. There is some disruption to the series, with June 1982 through February 1983 being absent. The series resumes again in March 1983 and continues at an almost monthly rate until March 30, 1984. Issues discussed at the meeting include the review of commercial development, road and highway development, tree removal and timber harvesting, marina and pier development, and recreational area improvements.
ID R358.002, Box 1-9, Folders 23-24

Series 2 Subject Files 1913-1934

Physical Description: 248 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files contain background material for a wide range of topics considered by the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. Air and water quality, housing, land use, transportation, and noise are some of the more common subjects within the series.
The series also includes meeting packet rough drafts for the years 1978-1979, files pertaining to the deactivation of CTRPA (found under the folder titles AB 2794 Deactivation Legislation and Deactivation Background), and several files regarding urgency ordinances. The issue of tree cutting can be found within two folders: El Dorado Tree Cutting-Sawmill Road (1976) and another folder titled Tree Cutting (1976-1977.)
The researcher may be interested in several folders in the series regarding a hearing on the oversight and critique of agencies responsible for managing growth in the Lake Tahoe basin. The hearing was initiated by Assemblyman Victor Calvo, Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Resources, Land Use, and Energy and took place on December 13, 1977. Folders regarding this trial can be found under the titles: Calvo Hearing and Calvo-Chappie Responses.
ID R358.003, Box 9, Folders 5-11

Series 3 Lot Count and Population Estimate Files 1974-1979

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Lot Count and Population Estimate Files contain statistical data compiled by the California Tahoe Regional Agency regarding the distribution of lots and residential units within the California portion of the Lake Tahoe basin. Many also contain estimates of the number of residents living in the region. These records usually consist of charts containing hand-written counts of the number of single-family dwellings, apartments, mobile homes, motels/hotels, commercial structures, and vacant lots that exist in a given area. The researcher should beware that some of these records may be unreliable, as they may be missing dates of when the data was compiled and may also be missing a description of which community the data was taken from.
ID R358.004, Box 9, Folders 12-33

Series 4 Transportation Plan Program Files 1974-1979

Physical Description: 22 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Transportation Plan Program Files concern such topics as automobile and bus traffic in the Tahoe Region, as well as roadway and highway impacts on the Basin environment. Folders in this series cover topics such as Transportation Alternatives, Tahoe Regional Transportation Studies, Long-Range Regional Transportation Plans, and Unsubdivided Land Surveys.
ID R358.005, Box 9-10, Folders 34-38

Series 5 Reports 1971-1984

Physical Description: 44 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by publication date.

Scope and Content Note

Reports Files were collected by the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for research use and were typically authored by other agencies, primarily the California Department of Transportation (Cal Trans), and cover topics such as Bus Passenger Waiting Shelters, Public Transportation Projects to Improve the Interface of Transportation Modes, California State Rail Plan, and California State Intercity Bus Plan. Some of the reports authored by sources other than Cal Trans include titles such as Research Needs of the Lake Tahoe Basin, Heli-Skimmer Watercraft, and Lake Tahoe: An Environmental Crisis.
ID R358.006, Box 11, Folders 1-27

Series 6 Carrying Capacity Files 1974-1979

Physical Description: 27 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Carrying Capacity Files contain records that review the amounts of infrastructural growth that is needed in the California portion of the Tahoe Basin, as well as how much growth it can withstand. Records in this series include topics such as energy, fire and police protection, recreation (including skiing, horseback riding, camping, hiking, and swimming), schools and education, water quality, sewerage, and solid waste. A researcher interested in municipalities around Tahoe region may find this series especially useful.
ID R358.007, Box 12, Folders 1-34

Series 7 Shore Zone Study Files 1971-1982

Physical Description: 34 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Shore Zone Study Files contain records that directly pertain to the shoreline and waters of the California portion of Lake Tahoe. This series contains titles such as Erosion, Marina Plans, Shore Zone Ordinances, Shore Zone Access, and Piers and Permits.
ID R358.008, Box 13, Folders 1-10

Series 8 Press Files 1975-1983

Physical Description: 10 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by affidavit publication date.

Scope and Content Note

Press Files contain Affidavits of Publications for every year between 1975-1983. These Affidavits provided proof of the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's efforts to notify the community about upcoming public hearings held by the agency. The affidavits were generally created by a news media agency, such as a Tahoe area newspaper, and included a clipping of an actual published public notification. A notary public has also signed the affidavits.
ID R358.009, Box 13-14, Folders 11-33

Series 9 John Vostrez Subject Files 1974-1978

Physical Description: 84 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files in this series were generated through the office of John Vostrez, Executive Director of the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency during the late 1970s. The researcher should note that another series of subject files in this collection (R328.2) were generated by CTRPA as a whole.
The files in this series contain titles such as The California Committee of Regional Council Directors, Speech Notes, and Governing Board Meeting Notes. There are also subject folders regarding air quality, condominium developments, transportation (including a feasibility study on the widening of routes 50 and 89), population studies, and tree cutting.