Candidates address housing, economy, outdoor recreation at Lead City Commission forum | Local News

LEAD — Affordable housing development, the growing local economy, outdoor recreation, and fiscal responsibility were the themes of the night as three city commission candidates discussed how they want to help shape the future of Lead.

Held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor’s Center, Lead resident Gordon Phillips moderated the candidate forum that had Roger Thomas, Kayla Klein and Dustin Heupel taking written questions from a full house of Lead residents. The three candidates are running for two seats that will be vacated by commissioners Joel Edgar and Don Mack.

Each candidate repeatedly expressed their desire to be part of

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Update On Vaccine, Housing, Business, Recreation

Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to start this note with a shout out to all of the community members helping to move us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts and by continuing to do the things that are important and easy for us to do every day – wearing our masks, distancing when in public, and minimizing trips and travel.

I am happy to report that as of March 30, more than 55 percent of folks eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose and almost 80 percent of

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City gets an earful over plans to turn Crestview Hotel into homeless housing | News

Plans to convert a Mountain View hotel into housing for the homeless and unstably housed were met Tuesday with heavy skepticism and concerns from nearby residents, several of whom suggested the project would present a danger in the community.

Multiple residents demanded to know what will be done to keep the children safe at a nearby elementary school. Others asked if drug users, those with mental illnesses and even pedophiles would be allowed to live on the property, and wondered whether the converted hotel would have a special security or police presence.

Housing officials with Mountain View and Santa Clara

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Vacation towns, suburbs see housing markets boom

It has been roughly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, and more people than ever are buying residential real estate in vacation housing markets, per a report from Redfin.

In a study of counties that have seen the largest uptick of homebuyers – and, subsequently, home value – the top 10 are all in either vacation destinations or relatively affordable suburbs of big cities. That’s in line with the country’s sweeping work-from-home mandates put in place last March, which allowed millions of people with the capital to buy a home realizing they could work

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Fresno Housing Authority CEO Prince announces departure

published on February 4, 2021 – 2:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Preston Prince, longtime CEO and executive director of the Fresno Housing Authority, announced he will be stepping down from the post effective March 31.

Prince is taking a position with the Santa Clara County Housing Authority. He has led the agency for 14 years.

“Preston leaves a strong legacy to affordable housing in our community,” according to an announcement from the Fresno Housing Authority. “During his tenure, he was instrumental in creating partnerships with public and private agencies, and increasing the level of awareness that stable

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