SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Lake Tahoe City Council recently found two of the five redistricting options presented by El Dorado County would be the most beneficial to South Shore residents. Two of the proposals split the South Shore between two supervisor districts.
The council recommended the county’s Alternative 3 as its first choice, but found Alternative 5 is the best option if the county determines splitting the South Shore between two supervisor districts is necessary.
Alternative 3 extends the boundaries of El Dorado County District 5 west to Pollock Pines. Alternative 5 splits Meyers and the city between two supervisor districts, but keeps any part of the South Shore from being included in the same supervisor district as Placerville, unlike Alternative 4.
Drawing district lines that would avoid competition for votes with other population centers in the county and improve the chances for at least one Lake Tahoe Basin resident to be included on the Board of Supervisors was a major theme of the discussion June 7.
Councilman Tom Davis said El Dorado County supervisors “don’t care” about Lake Tahoe’s issues and said having two supervisors could be beneficial to the area.
Still, he said the ramifications of the different options were “clear as mud.”
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is expected to review public comment and make a decision on the redistricting boundaries later this summer.