Santa Rosa was in the midst of a housing crisis even before the devastating Tubbs fire destroyed 5 percent of the city’s housing stock — around 2,900 homes. On the first anniversary of the North Bay fires, Forum broadcasts live from Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to discuss the city’s rebuilding efforts and the challenge of balancing the need for more affordable housing with concerns about building in potential fire zones.
Forum on the Road: Rebuilding Santa Rosa
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SANTA ROSA, CA - OCTOBER 08: A newly constructed home stands on the site that was destroyed by the Tubbs Fire one year earlier on October 8, 2018 in Santa Rosa, California. The rebuilding of Santa Rosa is underway on the one year anniversary of the Tubbs Fire that destroyed over 2,000 homes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Chris Coursey, mayor, Santa Rosa
Julie Combs, member, Santa Rosa City Council
JD Morris, local government reporter, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Micah Weinberg, president, Economic Institute at the Bay Area Council