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Letter to the Editor: Town council needs to help out locals

My husband and I have been living in the Truckee-Donner area for around five years, owning our property for close to 16 years. We have enjoyed being here, but one of our questions is why Truckee has not allowed chain restaurants to serve in the area.

There are a lot of fine restaurants for a special evening to have a dinner, but for those who would like to eat out more often, who can afford 50 dollars or more for a dinner?

I have been asking residents where they go for an affordable dinner, and the answer I receive is go to the hospital cafeteria! Why? Are the local restaurants afraid of the competition or what?

I agree with Denny Dickinson’s column last week, “Unsure about Truckee trails tax idea,” that a person needs to go to Reno for an affordable price when purchasing parts, tools, etc.

When you go downtown and look at the shops, it is not long when you notice that the shop you visited the year before is gone. I am sure when the lease is up, the shop is gone.

Everything is so expensive that the average family cannot afford to buy. The town of Truckee is losing a lot of income from sales tax that is being paid to neighboring towns.

This reminds me of when the city of Reno allowed no casinos to be built outside of their imaginary line, and when they realized that they were stopping growth and losing money, they decided to allow casinos to be built north and south of that area.

We would appreciate the town council to do whatever they can to help the locals and not always bow down to the visitors.

Barbara Iler

Truckee