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New Regulations for Short Term Rentals

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  • Lynn W. posted at 4:30 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2019.

    Lynn W. Posts: 0

    We have not heard of any complaints about STR guests using the beaches and walk-ways. We are wondering how this new policy of not allowing STR guests to use these facilities will affect the tourism business in Lake Arrowhead. One of the main features, for instance, of staying at the Lake Arrowhead Resort is to swim in the lake, take guided kayaking tours, water skiing etc. Why would folks bother staying there if they can't walk into the water from the beach there?

    If businesses have fewer customers, then maybe they won't survive. If they don't survive, then there will be less for residents to do, both full time residents and part-time residents. I am not sure of the stats but we understand that many of the homes in Lake Arrowhead remain vacant much of the time even with STRs succeeding.

    Furthermore, folks who can only afford a second home by renting it out to STRs when they are not there, may find their properties falling into disrepair. Or they might be forced to sell the property. If a number of homes all come on the market when folks can no longer afford them, property prices may drop. This is not necessarily a bad thing, except for the folks trying to sell their property.

    All in all this seems rather short-sighted. How much commentary did the ALA invite from the community for implementing this new policy?