I am writing to encourage your readers to support the Avila Ranch project.
I have lived in the county for most of my life and love so many things about our area. Like so many others, I am stuck in a pattern of renting that makes it nearly impossible to call SLO my forever home. High rents make it difficult to save for a down payment, especially on a single person’s income in a city where the median home price is over $650,000.
I am lucky — I work for a great company, am treated well and am paid fairly. I participate on a local HR board, and I volunteer in my community. I lead a local hiking group, regularly introducing people to our beautiful trails.
In my humble opinion, I am exactly the kind of citizen that SLO should want to retain.
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The Avila Ranch project would help make SLO my forever home. Affordable home prices and down payment assistance could make the dream a reality. Green spaces, bike trails and small home sizes fit perfectly with my lifestyle and bring benefits to our city as well.
I hope to be SLO’s newest “permanent” resident when this project breaks ground!
Shannon Sarver, San Luis Obispo