If there was a ban to reduce or eliminate vacations rentals, these would be the outcomes:
- Vacation rental compliance does not use tax payer dollars to enforce the City Ordinance. This City department is paid for by the annual $944 vacation rental permit fee.
- The $1.8M from these permit fees funds the Office of Special Programs/Vacation Rental Department which employs 9 city staff who respond to any complaints or issues and write citations that range from $500 to $10,000.
- If vacation rentals are banned, there will be no fees to fund the Vacation Rental Compliance Department resulting in job losses and no direct oversight of illegal vacation rentals.
- Issues related to illegal vacation rentals will have to be handled by the police department or other city employees that are paid from the General Fund.