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mike westman July 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Why not tax the short term renters? They disproportionately consume city services and denigrateRead Morethe surrounding neighborhoods with the charm of the party and short term rental. Why not? Hotels have a slurry of taxes and usually are in the commercial districts of town. The residential areas are hurt by the audio and physical messes that come from short termers. Not all but many. Make the avarice bound landlords pay a share to the city.
RPE July 24, 2014 at 01:11 PM
Agreed. If it's money the city wants, I would have to think getting money via citations, i.e.Read Morenoise violations, sticker parking violations, etc., would bring in more cash at a faster rate than requiring home owners to maintain a rental permit or pay a tax. Also, if real or theoretical extra cash from short term rentals would encourage home owners to either clean up their property or keep their property clean, I'm all for that.
mike westman July 24, 2014 at 01:36 PM
System of penalties is inefficient at best. It also makes the city an instant adversary for all. Read More The tax on short term rentals exists in other tourist areas and does not cause harm that is disproportionately biased against the rental owners. If you use more services then you should pay more....at least in theory.
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