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Can these temporary resources and spaces become new ways to house our homeless neighbors on a continuing basis? Can the emergency declared for the homeless generate new public will to find solutions? Our community has responded to the fire by opening up their homes, hearts, pocketbooks and pantries.

For more information go to our Facebook page, Homeless Talk Santa Rosa

PATRICIA KUTA

Co-chair, Santa Rosa Together

Saving water

EDITOR: I think an ordinance was put into effect that new homes couldn’t have wood-burning fireplaces. How about an ordinance that new construction and remodels must include graywater recycling? The ordinance should apply to wineries and winery expansion.

KASSANDRA MILLER

Sonoma

3-D-printed homes?

EDITOR: In surfing the web, I came across an article about a 3-D-printed bridge in the Netherlands. It turns out that there are many 3-D printed structures in the world. For the most part, they appear to be in the Netherlands and China.

Using this process, building materials can be made with a mix that is fire proof.

The process is quicker and less expensive than traditional building methods. The question is, is there an industry that is capable of building homes for our community?

From the pictures of the existing structures, it looks like the designs lack a good deal aesthetic appeal. Perhaps local architects can put some sparkle into the buildings.

STEVE ZIMMER

Santa Rosa

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