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City wants to hear from residents on short-term rental policies

Posted Dec. 26, 2019 | Last updated Dec. 30, 2019

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Home-sharing can be a helpful source of income for residents trying to make ends meet, supplement inadequate supplies of vacation lodging and provide lodging amenities – such as yard and kitchen - missing from other tourist lodging options. It can also impact the community with increased noise, parking and property intrusions, disrespectful renters, and changes in neighborhood character.

Popular among many travelers are short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals that are rented for less than 30 days. The residence may be a furnished townhome, mother-in-law apartment, condominium, detached cabin/cottage or the entire home. Convenient online tools makes it easy for hosts to list places for rent. While Airbnb and VRBO are the most popular sites to find short-term rentals, property owners and management companies also list residences for rent.

The City wants to hear from residents so existing policies can be updated and address issues to protect guests, hosts, owners and the neighboring residences.

UPDATE: A survey not approved by City management was originally shared in this article. It was taken down once this was confirmed.


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