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I just tuned in and didn't get a chance to add my comments during the show. Thank you for having a show about the beach communities and turism. We are an important part of the Oregon economy and the emotional hearts and minds of many Oregonians. Though, we who live full time "At The Beach" are often and overlooked population. I have lived in Manzanita for 10 years, and am a general contractor. Most of our customers are 2nd home owners, and just living in town brings us intimate contact with the tourist and 2nd home industry. While we, of course, appreciate and rely on tourists and 2nd home owners it is a delicate balance with locals often being overrun. Manzanita has a good system for short term vacation rental regulation and vacationers here are largely appreciative and respectful of the local residents. We do love fall though: often by August we're holding our breath in anticpation of post Labor day weekend! I would love more focus on beach communities: another show perhaps, on long term rentals, local enconomies and the service industry here on the coast. Many people cannot afford to live in the communities they service, and local economies that are largely focused on providing for tourists often neglect servicing local full time residents. We love living here: wouldn't be anywhere else! Hearing OUR voices on the radio was a pleasant surprise. Thank you, I would love to hear more from us!
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