Wiping out ordinances that were developed and adopted after numerous rounds of public input and feedback from ALL stakeholders (realtors, property managers, investors, and residents) is NOT the solution.
The community has adjusted to the locally developed rules. Stakeholders agree that the local solutions have deterred bad actors while allowing responsible short-term rentals to flourish.
Undoing all the work cities have accomplished since 2014 turns back the clock and repeats the same mistake that the legislature made in 2011.
Supporters of the bill will claim this bill is about property rights. They are right. The neighbors next-door to the problem properties have property rights too.
Florida’s cities are remarkably diverse and the solutions to their local issues are not one-size-fits all. We support raising safety standards statewide, but locals should retain authority to address local issues if raising the statewide standard doesn’t solve local problems. The exponential growth of short-term rentals in Florida have shown investors have all the certainty they need.
To watch this committee hearing, please go to The Florida Channeland click on Live Streams and look for the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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