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Seven-member group will meet weekly so as to meet 60-day deadline

click to view this image in a new windowWhen the City Commission created the seven member special committee on short term rentals, one of the things made clear is that the committee was to have a short life span. Sixty days, to be exact.

In order to meet that deadline, the committee has an aggressive schedule that calls for weekly meetings for three weeks That meeting schedule is:

  • Thursday, August 1 at 5:00pm,
  • Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00pm, and
  • Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00pm.

All of the meetings will last approximately three hours and will be held in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75. King St. The meetings are open to the public and will be streamed live at where they will be available on-demand the day following the meeting.

The committee will operate like a focus group drawn from a cross-section of those affected by or with an interest in the growth of short term vacation rentals. Meetings will be facilitated by Planning & Building Department staff and guided to address specific topics assigned by the commission including intensity of use, life-safety issues and parking. Each meeting will also include time for public comment.  A copy of the committee workbook is available here to view or download.

At the final meeting, the committee will develop a report that will be presented to the City Commission at its September 9 meeting.

Members of the committee are: Debi Sauls, Tom Day, Pat Dobosz, Brian Funk, Parrish Jones, Melinda Rakoncay, and Cindy Wasserbauer.

Background information

For video segments of the commission’s discussions regarding short term rentals, see the links below.

May 22: - Commission workshop on short-term rentals 

June 10: - Commission meeting with additional input and discussion

June 25: Commission discusses forming a committee on short term rentals

July 8: Commission defines committee membership and tasks