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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PD: Displacement of Guerneville homeless camp divides community

UPDATE: The good neighbors at Noel’s who tried to help the homeless and local businesses are getting death threats for trying to solve problems. Maybe if the news van had showed up the 5th District supervisor Hopkins would have shown up like the Rodota Trail fiasco.   Social Equality Opinion: Sonoma County is now #3 …

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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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