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Healdsburg, California, City Council member Leah Gold has persuaded fellow council members to consider a tax on "rarely used" homes. Gold proposes a 1 percent tax on the assessed value of any home that is not someone's primary residence or leased to a full-time tenant. The money, she says, would be used to fund affordable housing.