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New fees for STRs?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
This Thursday, City Council will once again tackle proposed changes to the city’s Short Term Rental Ordinance. It will be the third time that the entire Council has taken up the resolution recently, but it promises to be the first time that it will actually get through all of the proposed amendments. Yesterday, Council Member Leslie Pool added two more amendments to the pot for consideration: Reducing the permit fee for owner-occupied short-term rentals (Type 1) to $50 per year and increasing the permit fee for commercial short-term rentals (Type 2) to $500 per year. Currently, the city charges a $235 licensing fee and a $50 notification fee for short-term rentals.