At the Pizza and Politics for Ketchum city councilors, candidates emphasized the huge need for affordable housing, a priority on their to-do list, if elected. After mentioning how officials had talked for 40 years about the need for affordable housing, I asked the candidates to commit to writing a plan for how they would pursue it—for example, what might be specifically possible and what was out of the question. As of last Friday, the deadline they had agreed to, I received comments from Jen Smith and Jim Slanetz. Mickey Garcia did not make the commitment. Michael David did but did not follow through. If anyone, especially Ketchum voters, would like to see what Jim and Jen wrote, you might email Jen at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and Jim at Ketchum City Hall.
Jima Rice, Blaine County