Attempting to Incorporate Town into Olympic Valley



There have been multiple attempts in order to try and incorporate Olympic Valley. To do this, it is necessary to incorporate the town into the valley instead of simply creating its own city structure. However, after running through a variety of feedback in the recent economic analysis, there appears to be no movement in the actual creation of this incorporated town. Despite this, the firm that created the economic report in order to help push for the creation of the town still stands with the information it provided and it wants to help the community see the financial benefits of it.

The firm has created multiple drafts for public hearings, and the most recent revised draft released on July 24 provided information on the incorporation of Olympic Valley, although it appears as though, at least at this time, it is not feasible for the creation of the town to occur. Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis, the group behind checking the information and making sure it is actually possible, stated the planners did not take into consideration all of the previous recommendations and suggestions. The previous report had been released in May in order to point the company behind the creation of the potential town towards possible middle ground that could provide better economic perks and improve the chances of an IOV being successful. However, Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis believes the planners did not modify their original plans enough in order to meet their needs.

One of the major opponents to the IOV is Blue Sky. The company is a consulting form that works with Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. This holdings company handles a considerable amount of the skiing and tourist elements of the region. Blue Sky believes that some of the suggested adjustments, such as the location and development of the future town would not occur as quickly as originally thought, which would cut down on tourist dollars for the foreseeable future.

Currently, according to the article published in the Sierra Sun, Andy Wirth, the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski believes it would be better off for IOV to hot occur.