Olympic Valley
 
It's our Valley - decide it's future

NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, December 3, 2013-7 pm
Squaw Valley PSD
 

 
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to move forward with incorporating Olympic Valley as a town.
 
The petition has been certified as sufficient by Placer County's Registrar of Voters
 
A town of Olympic Valley would write its own general plan, and control its land use planning, and its tax revenues.

 

Donations are also needed to pay application and administrative fees as well as completing a comprehensive fiscal analysis. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 
   
Town Incorporation Summary
  • Communities choose to incorporate to obtain local control of land use planning and regulation as well as more control of tax revenues.
  • Each new town will have a planning department and create a general plan with input from residents. 
  • Local control of tax revenues means that spending will be determined and prioritized by the residents.
  • The initial fiscal analysis has shown that the new town of Olympic Valley would be fiscally viable. In fact, subject to a revenue split with Placer County the town would have a budget surplus.
  • The town could use this budget surplus for improved public services, such as snow removal, and road repair.
  • Jurisdiction over land use changes from the county to the new town, including any and all lake tahoe development proposals.
  • Incorporations of cities and towns are overseen by state agencies called Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCOs), which have an indirect land use planning and regulation authority, and verify the boundaries and fiscal viability of proposed cities and towns.
  • Police protection can be contracted to Placer County or Placer County.
  • Incorporation is decided by a simple majority of the voters within the town’s proposed boundaries on a ballot measure.
  • Incorporate Olympic Valley has begun the incorporation process in cooperation with Placer County's LAFCO. 
  • The total Incorporation cost is estimated to be $100,000.