Do you believe local government should have broad authority to regulate short-term rentals?
Local conditions vary widely and local governments should have the ability to encourage, discourage and regulate short-term rentals to meet local needs. In Sedona, AZ, the state removed the ability to regulate short-term rentals in any meaningful way; the result was that working-age families were pushed out—first by prices, and then by the collapse of the public school system. The local community should control its destiny by managing the trade offs between ownership rights and the need to preserve affordable communities.
I do not want Grand Traverse County to turn in to a region where short-term rentals owned by outside investors made the region unlivable for working age families