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Letter to the Editor- Greed prevails at South Shore

Most of us in South Lake Tahoe live and work in a community fueled by the tourism industry. The casinos, ski resorts, and motels/hotels provide a high percentage of the jobs here at South Lake Tahoe and many of these establishments could not stay open, much less operate without the blue-collar employees that work for them.

However rents are on the increase, but wages for these workers are not. And this is the greatest unfairness of all. If your workers work hard for you and they keep your business running and operating, then they deserve some type of sliding scale rent accommodation. After all, it’s the gas and utility companies many of us are angry with, not the poor tenants struggling to get by. Your workers and tenants would appreciate having enough money left in their pockets to be able to buy food, a basic necessity for life.

This community desperately yearns for several “Habitat For Humanity” homes, and other similar programs. Why do we let GREED prevail in this community with all the vacation rentals verses affordable housing and the fulfillment of basic human needs?

A. Burke

South Lake Tahoe

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