15%, Arizona, Walmart discussed on Mike Broomhead

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If you'd like to win a pair of those tickets, you can do that by heading over to the contest page at data are dot com. Um, one of the things that we have talked about. I've talked about a lot on this show has been about affordable housing here in the valley that it's in short supply. That people that are renting or people that are looking to buy at entry level are not able to and with what we are about to see, with the moratorium being lifted on evictions. We're going to see more and more people out there trying to find housing. There are a few things that obviously they call them necessities for a reason. The food you eat gasoline for your vehicle and housing. It's it's essential for people. And when you are at a very high level in that area, it takes away from the economy because there isn't much discretionary income for those families with those choices that are out there. The the free market always kind of dictates the price on things When things sort of premium, they're much more expensive. How are we able to have entry level housing? My introduction to this in in mindset anyway was when I was much younger. Um, I worked on a on a resort island. I worked on a couple of islands called Sanibel and Captiva Islands. They were sister Islands just off the coast of Fort Myers in in southwest Florida. Very upscale, Very affluent, Um, a lot like Paradise Valley here but on an island Lot of the homes were second homes, vacation homes for people. Beautiful resort speech is very, very upscale, very expensive, and obviously you have to have people that work in the restaurants and work in the hotels and work in those places. So a lot of it was commuting for people where their were vans that would bring people onto the island of work during the day. But there was affordable housing in one part of the island for the people that worked at the restaurants that were Islanders They live there year round. They worked in the restaurants in the businesses, and it was essential to the the way that island worked. And it was a part of the island that was left that way that as far as I know, it may have changed now. But there was some not a whole lot but some affordable housing there for the year round employees that they knew were essential workers to the businesses that served the community that lived on the island, part time on vacation homes and the vacationers that came Here in the Valley. It's a different animal in the sense that this isn't a luxury. This is something that's a necessity. So in the West Valley, there are a couple of different companies. A beta Minnesota debates developer called Domini UM, which recently opened a regional headquarters in Phoenix proposed an apartment complex or apartment complexes and Buckeye Goodyear in surprise that would have provided a combined 1570 units to individuals or households that earn between $27,000 a year and $51,000 a year. So the proposed complexes this is one of this is the vice president of Domini. Um, the proposed complexes could help people like the day I start unified school district teachers entry level employees at Luke Air Force Base. WalMart managers first responders. And so it would be a way to have affordable housing in the West Valley. It's getting caught up in red tape. It's about congestion and about, um, uh, traffic, but it's a problem that should be solved. I don't know why the West Valley governments would not be in favor of making projects like this work. Working class families trying to find places that are affordable. It's absolutely essential to the lifeblood of communities and, um, having come out of you know myself. I was that was me for decades. That was me. You're part of that crowd of people. That works hard and you are making a little bit too much money to be subsidized by the government with things but you don't make enough money to live in the neighborhood. You work in. And this is a way to solve some of those problems and start taking some of the heat off families that need to find affordable housing. You know, you think about the commute for families, and I'm not saying that we should sustain everybody. This isn't a government program. This is about affordable housing in the sense of we're going to build nice places for families to live that they're going to pay for, But it's going to be geared toward people that are in that working class, and I don't know how that's a where there's a downside to that. Maybe I'm wrong. But I look at this and I think, how do we start coming up with ways to solve this problem? Or at least alleviated a little bit? Until we kind of get up? Catch up with the growth that we're having? I think that by doing that you're going to also perpetuate better growth. I love the fact that we have. I want the millionaires and billionaires to come to Arizona. They are the job creators. There's no doubt about it, and I love the areas we have North Scottsdale Paradise Valley out and you know, Peoria in the East value becoming very, very affluent. I think that's incredible. And it's something that I'd be honest. I strive for it. I'd love to be there someday. But the working class which I think everybody agrees, is kind of the backbone of what makes this machine go. We need to make sure that there's affordable housing for them that they still have some discretionary income to live a life. Put money away for retirement. Do the things that they need to do. And projects like this go a long way into making those things affordable that making those things possible for those families so that you're not living on one end of town and driving all the way across town to where you work. And I'm hoping that this is a step in that direction. And, um, that somehow the red tape of the cities this is these are one of those ways where government can work with private industry and make things happen as opposed to it being one or the other either a private thing or a public project that's used, you know, paid for with taxpayer dollars, so I would love to see more of these things happen. Where there's affordable housing. Um this complex is that what old road and cotton lane and surprise it was delayed because of traffic concerns. In some area, residents started a petition to block low income and high density apartments. So addressing that other part of this would be property value. Which people are worried that you know, it's almost like you are. You are moving Section eight. That's not what we're talking about. Um, and there has to be a place where people can live and thrive. The reason why this is a topic that's passionate to me is growing up with a single mom who didn't have many options. My you know we were raised differently. And you know, poverty didn't mean and we didn't even call it poverty where I didn't even know what that meant. Um, but not having a whole lot. You don't equate that equate that with crime or dirty. It doesn't mean one and the same And it shouldn't always be. They shouldn't be connected in that way. And I'm sorry that it's sometimes sometimes it is. Um so I'm hoping that this gets worked out. The best of the Mic Truman Show Katya our news 92 3 FM. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. My dad used to say that sure. Yeah, it's from Geico. Yeah. Whenever I would ask my dad for life advice, he'd sit me down and say, Son 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. And look at me now. 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