The Pro and Con of Short Term Rentals

A debate has been brewing over the positive and negative impacts of tourism on our local economy. That debate covers issues of traffic, housing and impacts to our environment from overuse of our natural resources. One of the hottest debates is over the impacts to our neighborhoods from what are commonly referred to as STR’s or Short Term Rentals. Many retired people are converting their homes to vacation rentals. This causes many to become concerned about issues of noise, excessive traffic and out of control partying. I am including the following articles here on the Pro and Con of STR’s

The Pro - Report prepared by Michael Luis. 206-295-7123. PDF links below

The Rebuttal - Response to the pro prepared by Brian Patterson, Ph.D.

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