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Have ideas on SLO’s housing affordability crisis? The mayor wants to hear from you

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon
San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon wants to hear ideas from residents on how to make housing in the city more affordable.

Harmon posted a poll to her website that first asks participants, “Do you think development is a good solution to affordable housing in SLO?” It then follows up with questions based on the initial reply.

The survey uses real-time result tracking tool, Poll Town, which is designed to increase civic participation. The deadline to submit a response is Thursday.

“Often only those that can afford to show up at meetings get their voices heard,” Harmon said in a statement. “This new way is an attempt to invite everyone to have a seat at the table.”

She added: “We are determined to implement policy solutions that address the affordability crisis, while maintaining the quality of life we love in this city.”

The poll is a personal initiative of Harmon’s and doesn’t represent any official city or City Council study, she said.

The poll is available at http://heidiharmon.org/polls/. Participants may request to have the final results emailed to them when it’s over.

San Luis Obispo County's median home price rose to $530,000 in April 2017, up 3.9 percent from April 2016, according to CoreLogic. Here's a closer look at San Luis Obispo's housing market, by the numbers.

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