Local officials make plea to Google to help address traffic woes at Lake Tahoe

Ryan Hoffman,Tahoe Daily Tribune
February 18, 2019

Local officials are once again asking tech giant Google to help alleviate traffic issues on residential streets in the Meyers area.

In a joint letter dated Feb. 12, El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and Barton Memorial Hospital CEO Clint Purvance pleaded with officials at Google to help combat neighborhood traffic congestion by enacting electronic closures for side streets.

Echoing horror stories shared by Meyers residents, the letter — which the Tribune obtained a copy of — described the situation as a “public safety issue.”

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