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May 7th, 2019 By IAOR President Johnny Wilson
Realtor Talk~ Idyllwild Town Crier Article, April 2019

Hello from the Idyllwild Association of Realtors.We hope you all had a great Easter weekend and are enjoying the beauty of springtime in the mountains — the colorful blooming flowers and fruit trees, the mesmerizing flow of the creeks, the diverse songs of the local birds.

There is much to appreciate living up here on the Hill, especially after a winter like the one that just passed.

Since the Valentine’s Day storm destroyed highways 74 and 243, its tremendous impact has been felt throughout our community on a multitude of levels — from parents to students, business owners, employees and anyone who relies on the health of our local economy. During challenging times like these, your Idyllwild Association of Realtors does not sit quietly on the sidelines. We get busy. We take action.

After our IAOR Board of Directors meeting last March, we decided to draft a "Letter of Concern" for all Association and community members to send to our government officials. We made this letter available to the public so that anyone who shared our concern could easily make their voices heard.

We figured the more letters received by Sen. Stone, Congressman Ruiz, Supervisor Washington and Gov. Newsom, the better our chances that they would understand the magnitude of the impact these road closures are having on our town and its residents.

Although it is impossible to see just how many people received, shared and sent our "Letter of Concern," we do have some statistics from our "Local Call to Action" campaign on Facebook: our post reached 4,039 FB members, with 1,144 people who clicked and read the post, and our letter was shared at least 64 times (we are not able to see how many times it was re-shared.)

One week later, Caltrans announced that it will be reopening the roads sooner than originally planned. Our government officials heard our concerns and figured out a way to make it happen.

We are not saying that IAOR is responsible for the reopening the roads, but I do believe that our letter and "Local Call to Action" campaign helped. Our main intent was to get the word out and encourage our association and community members to do the same.

We thank all of you who sent the letter and voiced their concerns. I strongly believe that we all had our part in helping to get these vital arteries reopened. United, we stand.
Johnny Wilson, IAOR President

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