City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation for City of South Lake Tahoe for Severe Winter Storms
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, March 8, 2023 – The City Manager, acting as the Director of Emergency Services, has issued a local emergency proclamation for the City of South Lake Tahoe to leverage all available tools from local, state, and federal resources in response to potential impacts from the forecasted atmospheric river. The emergency proclamation allows the Director of Emergency Services to waive procurement rules and issue emergency orders to address a fluid and changing situation. The proclamation provides for greater flexibility and expedited procurement of goods and services in responding to emergencies resulting from the forecasted storm, while still protecting public safety priorities and the taxpayers’ interests.
Emergency proclamations are formal documents recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and other governmental agencies, which will then be able to direct disaster relief funds and other key personnel resources to our jurisdiction, should the need arise.
This emergency proclamation is a proactive step and does not indicate any community-wide closures. To stay up to date on the latest information winter and extreme weather preparations, visit www.cityofslt.us/snowremoval and follow @cityofslt on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Proclamation of Local Emergency Due to Severe Winter Storms (March 2023)
City of South Lake Tahoe
The City of South Lake Tahoe is a general law city in El Dorado County, CA, that was founded on November 30, 1965. Located 190 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA and 60 miles southwest of Reno, NV in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, South Lake Tahoe boasts one of the most unique settings in the world, at the edge of an alpine lake of great natural beauty and environmental value. The city limits encompass an area of approximately 16 square miles with an average elevation of more than 6,200 feet above sea level and a population of 22,525.