homelessness

This L.A. project shows that homeless housing can be done quickly and cheaply

SoCo/Supervisor Hopkins spent $312,500 per unit to house 32 at Sebastopol Inn; Oakland housed 100 at $100,000 a unit and LA housed 232 for less than $200,000 a unit. SoCo, paying way too much with little innovation while home owners struggle.  Time for supervisors to step up their game….or be voted out.  This L.A. project […]

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High-Cost Housing

Supervisor Hopkins pushes for purchase….. “To house 31 individuals at the expense ($6.2 million to purchase and $4.6 million for 2 years operating) of potentially helping hundreds isn’t only fiscally unsound but ethically dubious.” HIGH COST HOUSING, PD Letter to the Editor EDITOR: Being an emergency room nurse, I am quite familiar with and sympathetic

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Support or Oppose? Sebastopol Inn to be homeless shelter?

Update: Here is link for the meeting: Anne Gault  •  NW of Downtown Here’s a link to the livestream video from the city meeting: https://livestream.com/accounts/14608643/events/9237029 Support or Oppose? Sebastopol Inn to be homeless shelter? Nextdoor and waccobb.net have many comments on both sides of this issue. Yesterday was the city council meeting and it appears

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Christmas 2019: More than half a million homeless in America

Homeless encampment grows on hwy 12 daily….Supervisors voted funding to help…..low paying wine industry jobs, investor class buying real estate and tourism jobs are making the situation worse. Sonoma County Supervisors voted on $11.6 million plan to help homeless living on Santa Rosa’s biking trail, but establishing shelters could take months. Christmas 2019: More than

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Environmentalist Challenges Incumbent Sonoma County Supervisor for Seat

Former Santa Rosa mayor Chris Coursey is campaigning to become the county’s next District Three supervisor in the March 2020 election, replacing Shirlee Zane who has held the seat since 2008. The race is widely seen as a contest between the county’s wine and development-industry interests and champions of environmental values such as climate action

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