@Alexn I will stand by my statement that second home owners in the Valley are valid stakeholders. We depend on reasonable and stable governments to protect our assets. Placer county has a great track record over decades. The local politics there have proven much less so - with problems and unfriendly bickering over straightforward issues.
Furthermore, I completely disagree with your " I doubt many second home owners do too beyond the value of their property and their vacation experience.". I am invested in the valley because I love it there. If all I wanted was a vacation, I would rent a room and let management handle everything. If all I wanted was money, I'd invest in Yuba City where returns are much higher. At least this second home owner is driven by quite different forces. And I've been there for decades.
@oldgoat Perhaps I should register to vote up there. Of course San Diego just had a little mayoral electoral crisis here. Where is the biggest political disaster looming?
The real beneficiaries of a great resort are the visitors to the resort. We all lose if Squaw valley degrades into a derelict resort or worse, closes.
Alpine and Squaw need that interconnect before they can rebrand. If a deal with Caldwell happens, can it ever get approved?