unaffordable housing

A Startup Is Turning Houses Into Corporations, And The Neighbors Are Fighting Back

Catering to the wealthy for second and third homes is NOT solving the housing crisis………. NPR: A Startup Is Turning Houses Into Corporations, And The Neighbors Are Fighting Back   FULL STORY HERE August 24, 20216:30 AM ET GREG ROSALSKY Brad Day and his neighbors in California’s Sonoma Valley have noticed a real estate startup […]

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Our Coast has too many vacation rentals now: The Tahoe rental reckoning

Sounds like the Sonoma Coast…..”It’s part of a region-wide reckoning for an industry that, fueled by the proliferation of rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo, many locals say has transformed their quiet communities into year-round party zones for out-of-towners.” LCP WORKSHOP: Wednesday February 24: Vacation Rentals New Lake Tahoe crackdown on rentals could make it much

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Supervisor Hopkins Strikes Out Again: “An unfair burden”

Let The Public Speak, Letter to the PD “An unfair burden” EDITOR: Regarding Measure B, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins continues to misrepresent the facts. She claims that 80% of the emergency services provided by the Bodega Bay Fire District are for tourists. The fact is the fire district considers anyone not in its ZIP code to

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and

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