by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe

South Lake Tahoe Mayor threatening no Memorial Day, no July 4th fireworks, and maybe no Labor Day

Despite that El Dorado County has reopened, the Mayor of South Lake Tahoe is telling tourists to stay away or pay a $1,000 fine. The Tahoe Basin draws millions of visitors each year.

With no deaths due to COVID-19 in El Dorado County, the Board of Supervisors recently met and agreed it is time to reopen, California Globe recently reported.

South Lake Tahoe is unique: the city straddles the California-Nevada border. Part of the city is in California, and the rest of it is in Nevada, and the contrasts are stark.

Across the state line, the Nevada side is open for business: dine-in restaurants and eateries, boutiques, barbers and salons, brew pubs, ski shops and watercraft rentals, for rent to use on the lake as it opens.

KCRA reported on the little tyrant mayor of South Lake Tahoe, threatening no Memorial Day opening, no fireworks on July 4th, and maybe no Labor Day weekend.

It’s curious that Mayor Jason Collin doesn’t realize that his city is a tourist town, and cannot survive without… tourists.

Collin said he could not estimate when the city might reopen to tourists. “I can almost guarantee we won’t be open by Memorial Day,” he said.

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