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Stanislaus Co. eyes plans ten years ahead on housing, jobs

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As California slowly exits the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanislaus County is targeting collaboration with its nine incorporated cities to address long-term economic development, job creation and the housing crisis. 

Jody Hayes, the Chief Executive Officer for Stanislaus County, continued his campaign to each of the county’s city councils Tuesday night as he addressed the Turlock City Council about developing strategies for job creation and housing. 

“Basic concept that every member of our community can work a normal occupation in Stanislaus County and afford to live in a safe neighborhood,” Hayes said. “That’s what it really all comes down to. That’s the fabric of any great community, and that’s what we’re trying to make sure that we lend our support to and working collaboratively with everyone we can here in our community.” 

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Less affordable to live and work in Modesto than New York City? What a new study says

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Modesto is among the country’s least affordable cities in which to live, a new study shows.

According to a 2022 study from GoodHire, a background screening software company in Redwood City, Modesto ranks sixth among the least affordable cities in the country, one spot ahead of the New York City metropolitan area.

Leading the ranking for least affordable cities is Los Angeles, followed by Hartford, Connecticut; Corpus Christi, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Bakersfield.

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