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“Housing is the issue of most concern to Santa Cruz County’s residents, according to a recent county government survey, and it’s not hard to see why.


“… Local housing bonds are a relatively novel concept in California, according to Amie Fishman, executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California.

But in 2016, similar local affordable housing measures passed in the counties of Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo.

“It’s a way that voters are saying, yes we are committed to the solution, we are committed to investing in the solution,” Fishman said. “And it’s also a way to show that the status quo is not acceptable. People want solutions.””


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