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Work with the CITY legislature to change the laws. Until then, unfortunately you are breaking the law.
P.S. Throwing others under the bus...’Get them, not me’ only makes you look foolish. Forget who reported you. That is side tracking you from positive action towards changing the law. Man up!
p.s. wasn’t me, I was a host and got out until laws are changed. Did not see you at any meetings re transient rentals.
Almost anyone can open a halfway house in Florida because there's almost no regulation or accountability.
Every day, hundreds of people emerge from jails, detox centers and mental hospitals desperate for a place to stay while they try to remake their lives. Most can't afford a square meal, let alone first and last month's rent and a damage deposit.
Many wind up in transitional houses — often called halfway houses or sober living houses — that give them a bed and promise to help them find jobs and get to 12-step meetings.
The Tampa Bay Times examined dozens of halfway house programs in the Tampa Bay area. Among them are large, professionally managed facilities that generally deliver what they promise. But many others are little more than flophouses that cram residents two or three to a room in dingy quarters with no job assistance, no trained staff and no support.
Remember this is what you forced me to do to better our community since people wanting to have a family place to visit are unwelcomed on our island
I can’t speak for the entire island however I can say I don’t care what you do as long as it’s legal.
Just follow the laws that govern our great country.
If 7,300 people are speeding; then everyone is breaking the law. If you are the only one caught doing 56 mph in a 55 mph zone you are still wrong.
Coquina Key Community Information Notice:
Senate panel hears values of vacation rentals, mulls regulations
6 days ago
After hearing a cavalcade of criticisms of short-term vacation rental homes in Florida two weeks ago, the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee heard many positives Tuesday morning, while deliberating whether there need to be any state regulations.
The committee’s workshop on vacation rental homes was extended from its initial hearing of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session due to an overwhelming number of speakers requests, and many of those who came forward Tuesday were owners of vacation rentals who testified that their properties were great for their communities and great for themselves.
The issue is whether people who rent out a bedroom, or a house or condominium unit, for a few nights at a time to visitors need to be held to the same standards as businesses that operate commercial bed and breakfast inns, hotels, and motels. In the 2017 Florida Legislative Session the Legislature restricted local regulations under the argument that municipalities were getting unfairly out of hand cracking down on vacation rental homes. But now the issue of statewide rules emerges.
State Sen. David Simmons, a Republican from Altamonte Springs, particularly seemed interested in developing some statewide codes to keep vacation rentals from becoming so commercial that unlicensed facilities compete directly with licensed and heavily-regulated facilities such as bed and breakfast inns. He inquired about whether there could be an objective standard of amount of nights, 30, 45, or some other number, in which a vacation rental would be considered a commercial property.
But Simmons, too, appeared swayed by numerous stories of vacation rental hosts such as Lisa and Mark Robertson, who rent out bedrooms in their Destin home through the Airbnb vacation rental marketing company.
Lisa Robertson disputed claims made by critics that unregulated vacation rental homes offer the prospects of such problems as bedbugs, party houses, trash problems, parking violations, and safety concerns, saying those are politically-motivated, disingenuous allegations aiming to “stomp out this innovative, forward-thinking industry.”
She and others testified that Airbnb and like vacation rental marketing companies such as HomeAway have created commitments to excellence, and any hosts who don’t live up to those standards can expect to be punished with bad reviews, when the hosts’ operations thrive or whither based on reviews.
“We are in fact the good neighbors who want to share our world, and actually want to make the world a better place to live,” Robertson said. “We know our community and we want our visitors to love our community also.”
She, like several others, argued that state rules might be acceptable, provided they are fair and reasonable.
Simmons and others focused some attention on Flagler County, which has administered regulations of single-family homes and duplexes, which Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hansen called “a very workable set of regulations which everybody in Flagler County agrees with. They like what we are doing.”
Those regulations require vacation rentals to obtain county certificates and pay bed taxes, to obtain a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation license as a transient public lodging establishment, and to meet various standards for swimming pools, sleeping rooms, parking, and various services.
“I think we’re doing it right,” Hansen said. “And if you talk to the people who are regulated in our county, I think they agree.”
Codes: duplicate issues closed, please refer to Active SCF issue #4136735, link below:
Or call Codes and refer to active case 18-5649.
Postponed and Removed from consideration .
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