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Elk Grove Flooding Brings City Council Issues to Light

After years of bringing concerns to City Council only to be dismissed, residents of an Elk Grove subdivision's worst fears became reality when the area flooded and damaged cars. Concerns were brought to council most recently just a few weeks ago, citing a divide between citizens and the council's ability to listen.

(Oct. 25, 2021) → Read the full ElkGroveNews.Net report
Pandemic Parking Hours Repealed

The city of Sacramento is repealing its pandemic-era parking rules, which previously allowed for free parking after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Meters will be fully restored to the old rules by Jan. 3.

(Oct. 19, 2021) → Read the full KCRA NBC 3 report

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Image caption: Local cities and counties struggle to regulate the exploding short-term rental industry.
Short-Term Losses
The short-term or ‘vacation’ rental industry spawns hundreds of horror stories and damages the housing market, but governments struggle with how to bring it under control.

Image caption: Proponents of SB 9 and SB 10 hope the legislation will make it easier for California to increase its housing stock.
California Split
Two controversial bills finally pass, opening up at least the possibility that single-family lots could be used to provide more housing options.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found

A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

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