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Letter — Growth came at a high cost

Some food for thought for those with the power to make changes.

When all low- and mid-income workers are forced away by high housing costs and scarce rentals, who will be left to perform the thousands of necessary services that keep our area alive?

Think of all the service related businesses, including the bigger casinos and ski resorts, that we rely on for our existence. Now picture them gone.

The service industry is the backbone of our area, yet nothing is done to ensure the survival of its workers here. People cannot work where they cannot live. Without the vital services they provide our area would cease to exist, what then?

Do you expect high-income residents and out of town home owners to take over these jobs to keep our town up and running? — get real. Growth has come with too high a price for so many who want to live and work here. It’s sad, and shameful. Do something. Why else are you in office?

Denese Partlow

South Lake Tahoe

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