Two articles in the Sacramento Bee.
Both articles ignore the real reasons. The second article mentions one reason: as long as high income people keep wanting to pay high rents, moderate and low income people will keep getting shafted.
As usual Moonbeam has no clue and says he does not know how to fix it. Then he should step down. The answer is not more regulations. The answer is for California lawmakers to get some visions and guts. Relying on quick cash from wine or weed is not the solution. Movie stars, tech entrepreneurs, others who own too much land, keep selling it and vacationing while expecting working class Californians to keep paying taxes is unrealistic. If they want that much wealth and create none, then why shouldn't they pay more taxes?
The waste of water is not by your average citizen.
It is mostly Democrats who want to ignore that illegal immigration, illegal grows, drug trafficking and human trafficking are related and need to be addressed. They want to ignore how much water growing wine and weed suck up.
Moonbeam needs to stop wasting money on regulatory agencies and releasing criminals into the general population. At the jail level, put more money into rehab but also incentives and support for those to succeed when they are released.
People need jobs. California is the most beautiful state in this country with many natural resources that don't get people addicted. Tourism isn't a msin industry.
What California political and business leaders lack is vision.
California lawmakers and businesses that have the money and power need to invest into others and people.
Locally, the same 20-30 people calling the shots, regardless of industry of the decade, does not cut it. A successful business person is one who lifts up others along with him or her.
In Humboldt, we talk a lot about local jobs, local ownership, we don't support those with our actions or money.