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Town of TruckeeCandidate for Council Member

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David Polivy

Truckee Planning Comissioner
2,653 votes (14.11%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing: Implement solutions for achievable purchase and rental options for all income levels in Town
  • Land Use: Focus new development in and adjacent to existing community centers, support the Railyard redevelopment and maintain a sustainable growth rate
  • Community Character: Maintain the look and feel of the historic character of Truckee and enhance our Town’s cultural presence, building heights and innovative take on mountain culture



Profession:Business Owner, Planning Commissioner
Owner, Tahoe Mountain Sports (2003–current)
Planning Commissioner, Town of Truckee — Appointed position (2017–current)
Director, California Outdoor Recreation Partnership — Appointed position (2017–current)
Board Member, Tahoe Backcountry Alliance — Elected position (2016–current)
Committee Member, Outdoor Industry Association Recreation Advisory Council — Appointed position (2016–current)
Board Member, North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council — Appointed position (2008–2011)
Program Manager, Sierra Business Council (2002–2006)


Skidmore College Bachelor of Arts, Geosciences (2001)


I have spent the last 15+ years gaining experience that has prepared me to take on this position. First, my experience over the last few years on the Planning Commission. This experience has proved invaluable. While on the Commission, we deal mostly with very specific interpretations of the policy direction that is handed down from Town Council. It is this first hand experience that is important to carry to the Council. I am already up to speed and am ready to hit the ground running.

Second is my role as COO of Tahoe Mountain Sports. I know how to manage complex processes, have first hand accounts of our employee housing issues, understand what it takes to run a small business in our town and know the regulations that can affect our local businesses.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Truckee is an amazing place and from the moment I arrived, I knew this Town would be home for my family and me. I’ve lived here since 2001 and as a local business owner, appointed representative to the Town Planning Commission, and passionate community volunteer, I understand the challenges and opportunities our Town faces.

I’m running for Truckee Town Council to bring creative, pragmatic, and collaborative solutions we need to make our Town even greater. With the General Plan Update in progress, it’s a great time to get involved.

As a Planning Commissioner for the last 2 years, I’ve advocated for stronger housing policies, supported sensible development and built community partnerships. My passion for the outdoors reflects Truckee’s core values and vision. Planning for climate change and wildfire disaster is another of my top priorities and I bring the experience needed to accomplish this goal.

Let’s work together to develop smart land use policies, address our housing issues and maintain our unique community character. We can do this together. Please join me, my wife and 9 year old daughter and support my candidacy.

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