South Lake Tahoe to vote on future of vacation rental homes


: SOON BECOME MORE EXCLUSIVE. CITING A SURGE IN HOMES BEING
CONVERTED TO VACATION RENTALS
, SOME SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
RESIDENTS ARE CALLING FOR A VOTE
ON WHETHER TO BAN THEM IN MOST
NEIGHBORHOODS. DANIEL BROWNE MOVED HERE 46
YEARS AGO TO GET AWAY FROM IT
ALL.>>THIS IS AS CLOSE TO HEAVEN AS
I’M GOING TO GET BEFORE I DIE. TOM HOWEVER RECENTLY IT’S BEEN
: FAR FROM PARADISE DEALING WITH
THE VACATION RENTERS SURROUNDING
HIS HOME.>>WE WERE SUBJECTED TO A GROUP
OF 36 TWENTY-SOMETHINGS. I COULD SMELL THE DOPE RIGHT
HERE. I MEAN THEY’RE DRINKING JACK
DANIELS STRAIGHT OUT OF THE
BOTTLE. TOM LAST YEAR THE CITY
: DESIGNATED A SMALL STRIP OF
LAND ALONG LAKE TAHOE BOULEVARD
AS ITS TOURISM CORE. ONLY 1400 HOMES OUTSIDE OF THAT
WERE GIVEN VACATION RENTAL
PERMITS. IF THIS NEW INITIATIVE PASSES
THOSE 1400 HOMES WOULD LOSE
THEIR PERMITS BY 2021. THAT WOULD BE A HUGE LOSS IN
REVENUE FOR THE CITY. THE MOST RECENT YEAR TO DATE
NUMBERS SHOW THE CITY’S IS
COLLECTING NEARLY A MILLION AND
A HALF DOLLARS ANNUALLY IN TAX
REVENUE FROM VACATION HOME
RENTALS. STACY BARRETT IS VISITING WITH
HER FAMILY AND BELIEVES THE
INITIATIVE COULD BACKFIRE. WE’RE BRINING MONEY TO THE
ECONOMY AS RENTERS AND WE’RE
ALLOWING PEOPLE TO OWN PROPERTY
.
IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE AND SENSE
TO ME. TOM REALTOR MARK SALMON HAS THE
: SAME WORRY.>>IF WE’RE GOING TO DICTATE TO
OUR CLIENTELE OF WHERE THEY’RE
GOING TO STAY I THINK IT’S
DANGEROUS. I THINK YOU’RE FLIRTING WITH
ECONOMIC DISASTER. TOM WHILE HE KNOWS TIMES CHANGE. :>>WHAT WE WOULD LIKE IS A
LITTLE BIT MORE OF NORMALCY.

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