There are many more expensive places to live in California in terms of housing than Imperial County, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily affordable to live here.

Housing costs in this county’s largest cities have increased considerably in recent years, to the extent that families with moderate incomes (those who do not earn enough to live modestly nor are considered poor enough to access government programs) are faced with the dilemma of paying for their homes or feeding themselves.

Adelante Valle Editor Arturo Bojorquez can be reached at abojorquez@ivpressonline.com or 760-335-4646.

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Carlos Acuña

The carbon footprint of driving _130 miles per day_ needs to be tallied to this equation. How many tons of CO and CO2 does that add per commuter per year? Improved quality of life remains the unspoken intangible. Why remain silent on this benefit? Surely Big Oil did not sponsor this editorial...

Ideally, one would love to see the IVPress lobby instead for a passenger/commuter line between El Centro and Yuma for folks interested in the life-style savings and tax breaks. I would get on board on that proposal in a New York minute!

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