Squaw Valley in December 2013. photo: gosquaw.com
On behalf of Olympic Valley, better known as Squaw Valley, Incorporate Olympic Valley (IOV) launched a campaign today to incorporate Olympic Valley, granting the town greater autonomy from Placer County. Incorporate Olympic Valley was formed in 2013 by residents of the valley who wanted more say over how their town is run.
Why does this matter? With the current system, all decisions regarding municipal service delivery and tax dollars are decided by a Board of Supervisors in the county seat in Auburn, 70 miles away.
“The goal of IOV is to incorporate Olympic Valley to be its own town, where residents
would decide what the community truly needs and how to spend tax dollars to meet
In order to be incorporated Olympic Valley must follow state requirements; a town must be financially viable, receive an approved application by the Placer Local Agency Formation Committee, and be placed on a ballot for registered Olympic Valley voters. IOV has already raised about half the money needed, and has started an indiegogo campaign; Squaw Valley, Help Decide its Future. Funds raised from this campaign will contribute to legal, professional, and other fees associated with completing the state-required process for forming a town.
To contribute visit the indiegogo page: Squaw Valley, Help Decide its Future