Gaines Bill Calling for More TRPA Transparency Clears Committee

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today announced that his legislation to create additional transparency and accountability within the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) cleared a major hurdle, passing out of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee with bipartisan support.

Senate Bill 593 would require each California member of the TRPA to comply with the requirements of the Political Reform Act, and to file with the Fair Political Practices Commission a statement of economic interests.

“Currently, the California members of the TRPA can make decisions in which they have a conflict of interest and the public has no way of knowing,” said Gaines. “SB 593 would better enable the public to hold these members accountable and creates an important layer of transparency and oversight for this governing board.”

Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.