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Jon Krauss February 2, 2017, 10:35 AM

The planners of this project easily come up with all of the reasons why this ramp doesn't work but fail to notice the uniqueness of it for what it does do. I am a marine contractor who uses it to access the Lake for jobs all around it, including government jobs, even for the CA State Parks. I annually assist, for free, with the 4th of July fireworks display and this ramp is a vital part of not only the Kings Beach display, but also the Tahoe City one. I perform work for the NTPUD who controls the Tahoe Vista boat ramp which unfortunately was reconfigured by a similarly well intentioned effort in the past to render it essentially useless. I would defy any of the "planners" of that project to maneuver a boat trailer in its confines.
The other alternative launch areas are OK for boaters but not for the purpose of access to the lake for the services that I provide for the many lakefront owners and public entities around the lake.
The present ramp works quite well for "human powered boating" and I would defy you to show how your alternative would be an improvement. There can be a dozen kayaks on the current ramp at one time now. It's access couldn't be easier.
There is no "trailer overflow parking" problem. As you say yourself, the water levels haven't allowed the ramp to be used over numerous recent years. The overflow parking "problem" in the neighborhoods is only a result of the lack of parking for the beach facilities by public autos. Now you propose less parking on the beach???
Likewise the "continuous boat inspection staffing". The gate has been locked for at least 5 years now. What does that cost? Of course, no one has studied the possibilities of invasive species hitching in on human powered boats?
The removal of this ramp, paired with the construction of a new pier only brings me to ask, how do the planners expect the materials to be delivered? Do they plan on using the ramp then removing it after their pier is built?
Right now, the water is at the end of the existing ramp and it will likely be usable this year.
It is a disservice to the process of "public input" you are professing to not include the boat launching ramp in either the Eastern or Central pier designs. It is also a disservice that you include the Western design with reduced parking.
Please do not construe this merely the letter from a business that has benefitted from this ramps location and uniqueness for free. I have purchased permits whenever they are required. I presently do the snow removal on the launch parking lot, for free. This is a popular parking spot despite the lack of facilities (toilets) in the winter months.

Ralph Gordon October 2, 2016, 7:10 PM

Please share any comments about the PIER and PLAZA alternatives.
I would not choose any of these options. Increasing pier length invites more out of area private and commercial boats into an immediate public swimming area that is already full of swimmers, paddle board enthusiasts, and local sailors and power-boaters. I vote for a public beach not a more "marina" like venture. Increased boating might invite a few more folks to come to the local bars or restaurants, but not many more than might visit via other means. I don't see a longer pier doing anything to solve transportation for work, it is unrealistic to believe that there would be any "commuting" via boats stopping at the pier. Increased boating in this area would mean greater exhaust, if not oils and gas, in the area where swimmers are and on the beaches. Currently there are oily slicks that appear in some of the pools of water that are trapped as the water level drops after winter. Maybe organics decomposing, but the smell is that of petroleum based products.
If pressed, I would vote for the eastern most version as it would likely have less of the negative impact mentioned above.


Please share any comments about the BOAT RAMP AREA alternatives.
No vote, maintain the current boat ramp. I'm sure a slight increase in parking would help locals who wish to launch their private boats and park close to the ramp


ELEMENT #3: Of the three designs and orientation for the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA alternatives.
This alternative keeps the pedestrian/bike path closer to the road which makes it less hazardous for people who are crossing between the lawn and outdoor area and the beach.


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT alternatives.
It is probably helpful to keep the b-ball court on the western side of coon and give the private residences down Brockway Vista a little sound buffer via the parking lot. Not just the games themselves but the noise from others watching the games ads to the total noise which can be more substantial than imagined


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.
I would strongly, strongly disagree with any of these options. The bike path/promenade should be along Hwy 28 where the likelihood of injury from people crossing the path/promenade in an uncontrolled fashion is greatly reduced. With people crossing the "path" regularly to get to and from their cars, playground, beach, bathrooms, especially little kids on their own, it is likely there will be a substantially greater number of accidents happening. There will be relatively unfettered views from Hwy 28 for bikers and walkers who are just passing through anyway. And certainly by being on or close to the street, they are far more likely to stop at one of the shops, cafe`s, or stores. Children will always be watched more carefully closer to a street as well, and in fact will most likely end up being safer there than if the path were in one of the proposed locations.


Are there any other general comments you'd like to share?
Thank you for reaching out for feedback

L Gordon October 2, 2016, 3:06 PM

Please share any comments about the PIER and PLAZA alternatives.
My family and I would prefer not to lengthen and enlarge the existing public pier or add an additional pier on Kings Beach. During the summer months, boat and wave runner traffic is already heavy. A new pier would increase this traffic which would increase danger to swimmers and would increase pollution from gas engines. A new pier would also increase the beach population which is very dense already during the summer. I have intentionally not chosen any of the pier placement alternatives, but if I had to choose one I would choose the Eastern Pier Alternative.


Please share any comments about the BOAT RAMP AREA alternatives.
No option chosen because we prefer to use the existing boat ramp.


ELEMENT #3: Of the three designs and orientation for the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA alternatives.
Option C shows the promenade/bike path on the street side of the lawn. This is a much safer placement for this path. There will be fewer collisions between beach pedestrians and bicyclists.


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT alternatives.
The people who live on Brockway Vista should be considered in this placement. Noise from the basketball court should be buffered by the parking lot.


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.
We strongly prefer the promenade/bike path to remain on existing roadways. It is very dangerous to put a bike path along a public beach where foot traffic and children playing are at risk from bicycle traffic. The specific risk is that there are many more uncontrolled promenade crossings by children and families going to and from parking lots, play areas and the beach than there are with a promenade along the roadway.

Don Starbard September 30, 2016, 8:18 PM

ELEMENT #1: Of the three designs and orientation for the PIER and PLAZA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PIER and PLAZA alternatives.
The expanded pier and boating operations are safest and more usable when located in the eastern area of the plan. That location has already developed as the boat launch and would be most cost effective. There are greater water depths at that more southerly point. The central Outdoor event & lawn centralized is a nice feature.


ELEMENT #2: Of the three designs and orientation for the BOAT RAMP AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the BOAT RAMP AREA alternatives.
The Pier on the east should include a boat ramp and breakwater on the near shore for true safety and practicality of boaters and the water based transportation alternative that will help reduce vehicle miles traveled and congestion. This will help the Kings Beach and North Tahoe multifaceted tourist industry diversify its transportation mix.


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT alternatives.
A lawn of landscaped open event area is needed for events like the music on the beach or other amenities for recreation.


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PARKING AREA alternatives.
The Option A with reduced parking is an unacceptable alternative. The prime season parking is already causing problems and pedestrians severely reduce the Hwy 28 traffic flow and greatly increase congestion and undesirable gridlock and associated air pollution.


ELEMENT #6: Of the three designs and orientation for the PROMENADE, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.
The promenade in the option B would more desirable in included in the Eastern Pier alternative.


Are there any other general comments you'd like to share?
Lets try to make this a recreation project that enhances the use of Lake Tahoe's prime water oriented feature. Also this would be financially augmented with Boats, Launches & Water based Transportation funding and fees.

Name not shown September 30, 2016, 8:00 PM

Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.
NO PROMENADE!!!!!
Keep pedestrians and bicycles separate.
Walking paths to Events Center and Beach access for pedestrians.
Bicycles ride on existing bike path into the commercial core (N. Lake Blvd.) to give business more opportunity for success.

NO PROMENADE OR WALKING PATHS TO CONTINUE PAST THE EVENT CENTER IN FRONT OF PRIVATE RESIDENSES!!!!!!!



Name not shown September 30, 2016, 3:35 PM

ELEMENT #1: Of the three designs and orientation for the PIER and PLAZA, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #2: Of the three designs and orientation for the BOAT RAMP AREA, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option A - Western Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #3: Of the three designs and orientation for the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option A - Western Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option A - Western Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #6: Of the three designs and orientation for the PROMENADE, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option A - Western Pier Alternative

Name not shown September 30, 2016, 3:08 PM

ELEMENT #1: Of the three designs and orientation for the PIER and PLAZA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #2: Of the three designs and orientation for the BOAT RAMP AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #3: Of the three designs and orientation for the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA alternatives.
Permanent stage and permanent sound options The Area can be expanded to accommodate larger audiences.


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.
No promenade. Bicycles and pedestrians should be kep separate. This opens up the potential for an increase in both, leading to safety issues and other risks

Tori Debard September 30, 2016, 2:39 PM

ELEMENT #1: Of the three designs and orientation for the PIER and PLAZA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PIER and PLAZA alternatives.
NO PROMENADE !!!!!!
BICYCLES TO SR28 (N. LAKE BLVD.) COMMERCIAL CORE (NOT THROUGH THE STATE BEACH) !!!!!!)


ELEMENT #2: Of the three designs and orientation for the BOAT RAMP AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #3: Of the three designs and orientation for the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA alternatives.
Permanent stage with permanent, professional sound system.

Sloping sitting area for the people in the back to see the performance and the Lake.

Expandable viewing area for large audiences.


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.

NO PROMENADE!!!!!

Keep pedestrians and bicycles separate.

Walking paths to Events Center and Beach access for pedestrians.

Bicycles ride on existing bike path into the commercial core (N. Lake Blvd.) to give business more opportunity for success.

NO PROMENADE OR WALKING PATHS TO CONTINUE PAST THE EVENT CENTER IN FRONT OF PRIVATE RESIDENSES!!!!!!!


Are there any other general comments you'd like to share?

NO PROMENADE!!!!!

Keep pedestrians and bicycles separate.

Walking paths to Events Center and Beach access for pedestrians.

Bicycles ride on existing bike path into the commercial core (N. Lake Blvd.) to give business more opportunity for success.

NO PROMENADE OR WALKING PATHS TO CONTINUE PAST THE EVENT CENTER IN FRONT OF PRIVATE RESIDENSES!!!!!!!

James Schneider September 30, 2016, 6:59 AM

ELEMENT #1: Of the three designs and orientation for the PIER and PLAZA, which do you prefer?
Option A - Western Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PIER and PLAZA alternatives.
I like the idea of keeping a boat launch open, outside of TVRA, for north shore residents. I also like the idea of the pier being right next to the event center, maybe it will promote business activity there


ELEMENT #2: Of the three designs and orientation for the BOAT RAMP AREA, which do you prefer?
Option A - Western Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the BOAT RAMP AREA alternatives.
I understand that this area has some fish habitat, but it would be great to be able to launch a bought on this side of the north shore.


ELEMENT #3: Of the three designs and orientation for the OUTDOOR EVENT and LAWN AREA, which do you prefer?
Option A - Western Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #4: Of the three designs and orientation for the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL COURT, which do you prefer?
Option A - Western Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


ELEMENT #5: Of the three designs and orientation for the PARKING AREA, which do you prefer?
Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative, Option A - Western Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PARKING AREA alternatives.
More parking is better, but the pier location and boat launch take priority, in my opinion.


ELEMENT #6: Of the three designs and orientation for the PROMENADE, which do you prefer?
Option A - Western Pier Alternative, Option B - Central Pier Alternative, Option C - Eastern Pier Alternative


Please share any comments about the PROMENADE alternatives.
Option A seems to have better wind breaks for onshore blowing winds of sand material towards our roads.


Are there any other general comments you'd like to share?
good luck.