We would like to voice our displeasure with the proposed ordinance regarding vacation rentals by homeowners. It seems that this ordinance is unnecessary as the problems cited are already addressed legally by existing ordinances, which limit noise, public nuisance and disturbances.
Furthermore, this ordinance will likely not alleviate the perceived problems. Long-term rentals and even residents may cause the same problems for their neighbors. This ordinance is also a discriminatory restriction to the property owners who may have bought the property based solely on the intention to rent the property.
In summary, it seems ridiculous to us that a city council in a resort area would put a significant portion of the Steamboat ecosystem income in jeopardy because of the complaints from one homeowners association for an incident that could have just as easily occurred had the home been occupied by its owners.
Cliff and Robin Loeb