Placerville mayor: California’s insurance crisis is top of mind for constituents

When you’re the mayor of a small town, your neighbors aren’t shy about telling you what’s troubling them. When something is shaking their sense of well-being, they let you know.

California’s insurance crisis has been top of mind for Placerville residents. I hear about it nearly every day. Retired homeowners’ security is at risk because they can’t purchase insurance. The dreams of home home ownership has been dashed for young couples because they can’t insure a home. Single parents who got dropped from their auto insurance policies now struggle to find new auto coverage. Small business owners can’t get a loan because their shops are uninsurable.

My historic home — which sits off a state highway and near two fire hydrants and a fire station — lost its insurance coverage. It’s the same story for many of my fellow residents.[…]

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