Watertown mayoral candidates discuss housing shortage at WAHBA event (Audio)

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May 19, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown’s two candidates for mayor spoke last night to members of the Watertown Area Home Builder’s Association (WAHBA), and with a captive audience, they addressed the need for more affordable housing in the city.

Here’s Mayor Sarah Caron….

The mayor says they’ve got more ideas that are in the discussion stage as it relates to housing construction…

Caron’s challenger is Ried Holien, and he too was asked about Watertown’s tight housing market…..

Then Holien addressed the issue of streamlining the permitting process for builders….

Election Day in Watertown is now less than four weeks away…on June 15th.