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Issue Position: Housing

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The commercial employee housing mitigation rates are overdue for change. My fellow County Commissioners and I have taken dramatic steps this year to address the workforce housing issue. Our focus has been on ensuring residential development mitigates the impact it creates. Now it is time to focus on ensuring that commercial and resort development are appropriately offsetting their impacts and providing for the needs of their employees and Teton County working families. I support the requirement that resorts' and commercial developments' house most if not all of the employees they generate. That is why my fellow commissioners and I have directed the Housing Authority to update our linkage study. This study is used to determine how many employees each type of business typically generates. Once the new study is complete, the Commission will act to ensure resorts and commercial operations are offsetting their impacts.

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