A Conversation with City of Salida treasurer-elect, Merrell Bergin

“The city needs to play an increasing role in developing livable wage jobs in Salida. Affordable housing by itself does not help if wages don’t keep up. We have made some progress already on affordable housing and are headed to forming a Regional Housing Authority.  It is clear that this is the right direction, but we have a long way to go.  We need to work closely with the County, Poncha Springs and Buena Vista, as this is a valley-wide issue.”
Merrell Bergin
City of Salida

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