Argument Against Measure C

Measure C – Opposing Arguments

Vote NO on Measure C!

Vacation rentals have been a part of the Palm Springs lifestyle for generations.

Vacation rental tourists contribute over $150 million to our economy and provide over 1,000 local jobs, bringing in nearly $10 million in tax revenue. Vacation rentals provide full-time residents the right and opportunity to supplement their income and can be a means for part-time residents to own a second home in Palm Springs.

Vacation rentals improve property values! Palm Springs is the only Coachella Valley city to experience a full post-recession recovery in home prices.

This poorly-drafted and confusing ballot measure, brought by a special interest group, will result in loss of millions of dollars in taxes paid by tourists, necessitating substantial cuts to vital City services and programs.

A prohibition limiting your right to vacation rentals would eliminate close to 85% of all vacation rentals and will result in a substantial decrease in property values.

Enforcement works! The City’s current vacation rental enforcement program has resulted in a 39% decrease in calls to the hotline, a 90% decrease in police calls and the shutdown of 65 problem homes.

Bans don’t work! When cities ban vacation rentals, they continue illegally with no resources for enforcement.

This extreme ballot measure will have negative consequences. It will reduce property values, hurt small businesses and significantly reduce City revenues.

Palm Springs is experiencing a renaissance including new stores, restaurants and attractions.

We’ve paved 75 miles of streets and added 12 new public safety personnel.

Why would we undermine our new-found prosperity with a special interest ballot measure?

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The Palm Springs City Council

Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association

Palm Springs Professional Firefighters

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Palm Springs Hospitality Association

PS Resorts

 

Signed by:

Robert Moon

Palm Springs Mayor

J.R. Roberts

Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem

Geoff Kors

Palm Springs City Council

Lisa Middleton

Palm Springs City Council


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