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Scottsdale wants to hear your short-term rental mitigation ideas

Posted 5/3/21

Do you have ideas that could help the city of Scottsdale address problematic short-term rental homes in your neighborhood?

Scottsdale’s new short-term rental working group, which includes …

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Scottsdale wants to hear your short-term rental mitigation ideas

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Do you have ideas that could help the city of Scottsdale address problematic short-term rental homes in your neighborhood?

Scottsdale’s new short-term rental working group, which includes City Council members Linda Milhaven and Betty Janik, is seeking creative solutions from the community at its upcoming May 5 virtual meeting.

The ability for city governments to regulate short-term rental properties was preempted by the Arizona State Legislature in 2016. Although the city’s ability to regulate these properties is severely limited, Scottsdale has convened a community working group to dig into the topic and offer creative solutions for future City Council consideration.

The Scottsdale short-term rental working group includes Council member Milhaven who understands the many problems that have arisen since these properties were made popular through apps like AirBnB and VRBO.

“We understand fully the negative impacts many of these properties are having in Scottsdale — the City Council has received thousands of emails and complaints since the state law took effect,” said Councilwoman Milhaven in a prepared statement.

“The purpose of this working group is not to hear more complaints, but to roll up our sleeves and identify ways the city can work within the current law to improve monitoring and enforcement of regulations and ensure that Scottsdale is doing everything it can to manage the impacts from short-term rentals.”

The Scottsdale short-term rental working group next meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. The group comprises residents, councilmembers, and representatives from the hotel and tourism sectors.

Participants are:

  • Ronen Aviram, from Experience Scottsdale;
  • Kathe Barnes;
  • Scott Bowers;
  • Bobby Brush, from Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors;
  • Rebecca Grossman, CEO of Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors;
  • Karl Isenburg;
  • Joe Iturri, from Experience Scottsdale;
  • Scottsdale City Council member Betty Janik;
  • Ian Jeffrey;
  • Melissa Kovacs;
  • Dave Mason;
  • Scottsdale City Council member Linda Milhaven

Although meetings are being held remotely under COVID-19 policies, the public can watch and listen live, and sign-up top to comment during the meeting.

View the meeting agenda here.

To provide a comment go here.

View the meeting live or after here.

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