Town Survey Deadline is Now July 31 Please take this important survey.

Action Item!

Survey deadline is now July 31, and MAP virtual meeting

The deadline for the Town of Truckee survey on Land Use Alternatives has been extended until

July 31. Glenshire and Eastern Truckee is included in this survey. The Land Use Alternatives process IS the time to consider different zoning such as open space. Please advocate for the environment and community, take the survey!

(Please see more information about the survey in the second section of this message.)

To keep the community engaged in this public process, MAP (Mountain Area Preservation) is hosting a Virtual Community Outreach Meeting on Monday, July 27, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm focused on the Truckee 2040 General Plan and Land Use Alternatives survey. To register for the Zoom, CLICK HERE or contact MAPF at or call 530-582-6751.

Also, the Truckee Town Council will hear a Progress Report on the General Plan Update on Tuesday, 7/28.  Click here for more information.

Information on the Town’s Survey and Workshop:

The Town of Truckee is offering a virtual workshop and survey asking for community input for future land use alternatives in five focus areas in the town. Glenshire is Focus Area #5 at the end of the survey. Although all focus areas are important, if you don’t have time for the complete survey, please at least respond to this part. It includes two areas in Glenshire:

  1. Eastern Town Limits: Although, there is no active Canyon Springs development application, (the past proposal was withdrawn in August of 2018), the town is considering zoning this area to include 200-300 homes. The options don’t reflect the opinions of the Glenshire community. In 2015, 300 community members attended the Canyon Springs hearing requesting no development due to traffic and congestion issues, evacuation concerns, greenhouse gas emissions, the existing and active wildlife migration corridor, etc. SOSG and the community has been advocating for Open Space for many years! If you agree, choose “other” and explain your opinions!

2.In an area near the Glenshire General Store, the survey choices are: re-zoning for a mix of commercial and residential, retaining the existing zoning of commercial, or Other.

This is the chance for the community to give their opinions to the town about how much and what type of development is appropriate in the future. Please let your voice be heard!

Click HERE to take the survey.

If you want to do more….

As mentioned above, The Truckee Town Council will hear a Progress Report on the General Plan Update on Tuesday, 7/28. If you want to let the Council know your thoughts on this survey, or your thoughts on the best uses for the “Eastern Town Limits” (formally Canyon Springs) site, you may send an email to and/or leave a voicemail up to 3 minutes in length at 530-428-6555. Council members will be given the emails and voicemails will be played aloud.

Also, join the SOS Glenshire e-newsletter mailing list at











Town Survey Action Alert! July 12, 2020

Dear Neighbors —
We need your help ASAP. The Town of Truckee has created a survey to capture residents’ preferences in the new General Plan, but those options don’t reflect what the community has repeatedly said it wants nor what the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has asked for, namely the community’s desire for protected open space. What’s more, the survey hasn’t been publicized, so we need your help to get the word out.What you can do about it? Take the Town survey THIS WEEK. (Keep reading for info on the fastest option.)

The survey closes on Friday, July 17, so please take it as soon as you can. If you’re able to, please take the whole survey. If you don’t have time to take the full survey, you can skip ahead to the section most relevant to Glenshire and Canyon Springs, at the very end. It’s Focus Area 5, questions 31-35, especially questions 33 and 34. (See visual below.)

Town has proposed only options with heavy development: one for the Canyon Springs plan we’ve seen before, with 200 additional homes on the property just east of Glenshire, and two options off of Edinburgh Drive (which was always promised not to be the main entrance), one with all 200 homes packed into a smaller area, and a new even higher density option that would put 300 new homes’ worth of vehicle traffic onto tiny streets like Edinburgh, Regency, Courtenay and nearby small streets, as well as adding additional congestion to the intersection of Glenshire Drive at Donner Pass Road, and in all directions in the event of a wildfire evacuation. Our suggestion on how to complete question 33 is below, and you can use question 34 to share more detail.

It’s essential that the Town hear from those who would like to see the entire site conserved as open space, not used for more houses or for lots that will sit vacant for decades.


Suggestion for question 33:

Please share the link with your friends and neighbors, and ask all adults in your household to take the survey this week! The more people who respond to the survey, the louder our voices will be.

Want to do more?

Provide a public comment via email or voicemail (or both) before Tuesday’s Town Council meeting (before 5 PM on Tuesday, July 14) to let the Council know your thoughts on how the Planning Division is handling this process, and your thoughts on the best uses for the Canyon Springs site. You can send an email to and/or leave a voicemail up to 3 minutes in length at 530-428-6555. Council members will read emails and voicemails will be played aloud. Please reference agenda item #4, public comment.

Please tell new neighbors about SOS Glenshire! 

We know you care a lot about our community, but many of our new neighbors don’t know about the history of the Canyon Springs site, or what we’re doing to protect open space in Eastern Truckee. Please tell folks about SOS Glenshire so they can get on the e-newsletter list and follow us on Facebook, too.

Wishing you good health and peace in this tough time,
SOS Glenshire

Canyon Springs on Hold

According to the Town of Truckee, the proposed Canyon Springs housing development project is on hold while the project applicant continues to work on a modified project proposal.  The Town states the public will be notified when the project is ready for re-consideration, and the public will be able to attend and/or provide comment.

It’s important to keep the many issues this project proposes in the public eye.  Please help us spread the word to all Truckee residents!  An effective way is to write letters to our local newspapers – an easy method would be to submit portions of your comment letters or public hearing comments.

Please join our letter writing campaign now:

Sierra Sun Letter to Editor

Thank you for your interest and support!
click here for Town update

Canyon Springs FINAL Hearing Call to Action


We need community members to attend and speak at the November 16 & 17 hearing on Canyon Springs, and to write to the Planning Commission in advance of the hearings! This is our ONE CHANCE to have a voice.

Send written comments to Denyelle Nishimori at Comments received by 5 PM on Monday, November 9, will be included in the Planning Commission’s written packet in advance of the hearings. But even if you miss that deadline, please make sure you send in your comments! They will still be posted on the Town’s website, and will be part of the public record.


  • Monday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 17, 6 PM
  • Truckee Town Hall Council Chambers

Resources for Writing Your Letter and Speaking at the Hearing

Top Facts on Canyon Springs

Tips for Public Speaking

Timeline for Canyon Springs/Tahoe Boca Development

Visual Resources

CS-Growth Inducing Impacts - Exhibit Deer Use 2012-2014 11x8.5 Blight 11x8


Canyon Springs Final Hearing Nov 16 & 17

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the proposed Canyon Springs development has been released, and you can access it and learn more by clicking here. The Town will have CDs available for purchase upon request. Please note that all written public comment received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015 will be included in the Planning Commission staff report. Written comments can be submitted to Planning Manager, Denyelle Nishimori, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161, Fax: 530-582-7889, or

Join us next Thursday, November 5, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at the Glenshire Clubhouse for a community meeting with SOS Glenshire and MAP in advance of the final Planning Commission hearings. We will be providing updates and coordinating our canvassing and speaking campaigns, and we appreciate community involvement!

The final hearing on Canyon Springs is Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17, 6pm Truckee Town Hall, and we need your presence to help us tell the Truckee Planning Commission why Canyon Springs, as proposed, is inconsistent with the Truckee General Plan, why it’s bad for the environment and wildlife, and why it’s wrong for Truckee. Whether you’re willing to speak or not, we need your support at the meeting. Please plan to join us there on both nights!

This isn’t isn’t just about Glenshire — it’s about our vision for the Town of Truckee, and whether we want to set a precedent for sprawl, traffic, fire hazards and irreversible wildlife impacts. Please help us spread the word to all Truckee residents!

Canyon Springs Community Mtg Nov 5, 2015

SOSG & MAP do not support the Canyon Springs 185+ unit project as proposed.  It will bring unavoidable & detrimental environmental impacts to the Truckee region.

The Final EIR Hearing is expected to be November 16th & 17th, 6pm at Town Hall.

SOSG & MAP will host a Community Update & Action Meeting November 5th, 6pm at the Glenshire Clubhouse.