Voters in the city of South Lake Tahoe have nine choices to fill three seats on City Council this election.
With hopes of swaying voters to check their name on the ballot, all nine of the candidates were on hand Thursday for a forum hosted by Tahoe Chamber at Lake Tahoe Community College.
From vacation home rentals to cannabis to SnowGlobe music festival, the candidates debated the most contentious issues facing the city, finding common ground on some issues and sparring over others.
Appearing on the same ballot with the council candidates is Measure T, a citizen-driven initiative that, if approved, would phase out VHRs outside of the tourist core and commercially zoned areas in the city.
Supporters argue the measure is about enforcing zoning laws and keeping defacto hotels out of neighborhoods. Opponents argue the measure is unnecessary and would be devastating to the local economy.
For the six candidates gunning