Our local economy is built on tourism. What attracts us to live and invest in our community also attracts our visitors: natural beauty of our forests, rivers, and alpine lakes. Striking a balance between our quality of life as residents and the quality of the experience of our visiting population is key.
Affordable housing options are not a priority of the county but they should be. The strains on our residents today are real: significant rise in the cost of living, increased cost of utilities, lack of affordable housing, cost, if available, of fire insurance.
Vehicle congestion all around the basin is problematic. New micro transit, bike and pedestrian trails, walkable-bikeable town centers, and water borne transportation are all in the works to attempt to address traffic congestion.
Forest management is critical to protecting our communities from fires. Defensible space is how we help as residents. The USFS manages over 75% of the land within the Tahoe Basin and they will need to ramp up their forest thinning efforts.
It’s time to vote!
Brooke speaks to Executive Director of the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, Cheyenne Purrington to dive into their efforts to help end homelessness in El Dorado County!
Mail in ballots will be arriving any day now! You can vote via mail or save your ballot to take with you on June 7th to vote in person. Please reach out if you have any additional questions about Brooke’s campaign!