-Self-determination. Decisions are made locally, by the residents who will be affected by them. Currently 4 out of 5 Placer County Supervisors live in the foothills, 70 miles away

-Most tax and Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) generated locally will be kept and used locally, not in Auburn

-Any new TOT from future developments, which will be significant, will be controlled by the new Town

-Services, such as road maintenance, snow removal, fire protection, and police are prioritized locally by the residents who will use them

-A locally elected Town Council can respond promptly to residents’ need for new or improved services

-With such a small population, all residents and stake-holders, both permanent and part-time, can easily get to know the Town Council members and lobby directly for their interests

-Jurisdiction over development and land-use issues resides with the Town government, not the County

– A Town can amend the existing out-of-date 1983 Squaw Valley General Plan or write a new one to replace it

-A local Planning Department can be more responsive in a timely manner to better serve the needs of the local builders and developers

-Unresponsive Council members can be replaced by Olympic Valley voters, unlike the County supervisors

-A new Town will allow us to better preserve our community’s heritage and culture

Meadow from Above

Paid for by Incorporate Olympic Valley PAC