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In reading two articles published recently by the Register regarding the never-ending cycle of hotel building/search for workers/new housing needed, I am struck by the narrow thinking of one corporation and the exact opposite of the other.

The first keep pushing for more, more, more hotel rooms but nary a word about how staffing was to be accomplished. The second proposing a plan to solve both problems: affordable housing additions within walking distance of a new hotel.

This is a terrific plan and all city councils should take note (Calistoga, are you there?). This solves two problems without adding to the ever-increasing traffic on the valley roads.

Napa Valley city councils should adopt this plan: don't even think of requesting approval for another hotel/winery/tasting room without plans for building housing at their cost adjacent to their proposed project. Think about it.

Lucretia Marcus

Calistoga

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