We support & encourage fair regulation. A win-win-win vacation rental ordinance should:
• Make it easy for a property owner to offer their residential property for short-term vacation rentals.
• Require that all short-term rentals pay Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), so visitors help support the services local residents need.
• Establish strict and enforceable standards to prevent neighborhood impacts.
Until we have a strong and enforceable vacation rental ordinance in place, we will have the “worst of both worlds.” Many vacation rentals are not collecting taxes our government needs and we don’t have effective enforcement to protect our neighborhoods.
Let's continue to offer vacation rental homes to visitors desiring the benefits of this type of lodging. Let’s not drive them away to other areas. Let’s continue to share our coastline with visitors.