Overview

Title: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Records
Creator(s): Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
Collection Number: 82-37
Dates (inclusive): 1971-1979
Physical Extent: 3.0 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Preferred Citation: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency records, 82-37. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/82-37-ead.xml

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

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Scope and Content

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.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Thomas A. Cooke in 1982.

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Arrangement

  • Unarranged.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of the University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno. Researchers wishing to find related materials are encouraged to use the following index terms:

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Administrative Information

Collection processed by Jacquelyn SundstrandFinding aid prepared by Jacquelyn SundstrandRevised by Jacquelyn Sundstrand, June 2008. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 12, 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

box
folder
Contents
1
1
Correspondence, articles, resolutions concerning TRPA and Tahoe
1
2
Crosby and Harrah
1
3
Impact of Gaming Forest Service Report
1
4
Bills, 1979
1
5
McCabe & Douglas Company (News clippings)
1
6
California's refusal to fund, 1977
1
7
Abduction of TRPA
1
8
Amendments (proposed), 1979
1
9
Nevada TRPA - bills, meeting minutes, correspondence, etcetera, 1974-1977
1
10
Red Line Analysis
1
11
Miscellaneous matters, 1971-1978
1
12
Proposed Legislature bills, 1975
1
13
Legislative clippings (editorials), 1977
1
14
California Bills (Gualco & others), 1977
1
15
Transportation. [2 folders]
1
16
S13265, 266, 267 and 108, 1977
1
17
League to Save Lake Tahoe - newsletters
1
18
Parking Garages
1
19
Letters of protest re: Harrah's, etcetera, and Resolutions
1
20
TRPA Regional Plan - Ordinance 77
1
21
Ordinance 21
1
22
Ordinance 22
1
23
Governing Board members
1
24
Public Law (PL) 91-148 - Compact
1
25
Rules and Regulations - Practice/Procedure
1
26
Administrative & Fiscal Procedures Manual
1
27
Ordinances: Land Use
1
28
Ordinances: Shoreline - Draft, April 10, 1975
1
29
Ordinances: Subdivision
box
folder
Contents
2
30
Ordinances: Grading
2
31
Ordinances: Tree Conservation
2
32
Ordinances: Timber Harvesting
2
33
Guidelines for Preparation of EIR
2
34
Rules and Regulations of TRPA
2
35
Ordinances: Shorezone, 1976
2
36
Ordinance: Grading, 1972
2
37
Ordinances: Subdivision, 1972
2
38
Arguments in Legislature, 1977
2
39
George Finn vs. TRPA & Board of Governors, including Thomas Cooke
2
40
Minutes, 1978
2
41
Land Use Ordinance
2
42
Letters
2
43
TRPA, Fall 1978
2
44
Transportation
2
45
Annual Report - "Research Coordination [and] Utilization of the Tahoe Basin", 1974
2
46
"Natural Hazards of the Lake Tahoe Basin, California-Nevada, for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency"
2
47
Nevada Review of Business & Economics. University of Nevada, Reno, Fall 1977
2
48
Goldman, Charles S. Will Baikal and Tahoe be Saved? Reprinted from Cry California, 1973/1974
2
49
California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (CTRPA). Draft - "Regional Transportation Plan", August 1975
2
50
"Regional Planning at Lake Tahoe: An Analysis". Staff Reference Report, Department of Finance, July 1977
2
51
Guides to Planning - Climate & Air Quality; Vegetation; Limnology & Water Quality; Soils; Land Resources; and Fisheries
2
52
Reports - Water Distribution; and Solid Waste Collection & Disposal
2
53
Tahoe City Urban Design Plan, 1975
2
54
Draft - "Initial Plan Technical Summary: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Erosion and Stormwater Runoff Control Program", 1976
2
55
"Research Coordination and Utilization, Lake Tahoe Basin: An Evaluation of Accomplishments and effectiveness (1974-1975)". National Science Foundation, Grant No. 7309293, 1975
2
56
Smith, Bernadine. "The Overthrow of the United States Constitution: A Report on Regional Government", Undated
2
57
Draft - "Water Quality Management Plan"
2
58
Cooke, Thomas A. General Plan Update Workbook
2
59
Early Problems of TRPA
2
60
TRPA Summaries
2
61
Correspondence
2
62
Douglas Company
2
63
Miscellaneous
2
64
Park Tahoe
2
65
Park Tahoe "Opening"
box
folder
Contents
3
66
1979 Amendment clippings
3
67
Shorezone
3
68
Institute of Signage Research
3
69
California TRPA
3
70
Growth and Gambling Problems
3
71
Minutes - Harveys, Parks, Harrahs, Jennings, Kahill-(Olives)
3
72
Important Minutes
3
73
Speeches, clippings, etcetera (TRPA)
3
74
Cooke's Comments, etcetera
3
75
TRPA Ordinance
3
76
"Feasibility Study: Tahoe City Bypass on Route 89 and Route 28 in Placer County from 0.3 Mile West to 0.7 Mile East of the Tahoe City Wye " - PM Route 89 - 8.9, PM Route 28 - 0.7". CalTrans, District 3
3
77
Tahoe Short-Range Transit Study Working Paper 1 - Identification of Transit Needs, January 29, 1976
3
78
Title pages of books transferred to stacks
3
79-80
Miscellaneous