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Parties at short-term rentals can be risky

Someone yelled, “Gun. Gun. GUN!!” My fellow Paradise Valley police officers hear me shout those words as I draw my sidearm. They pivot and catch the suspect with their flashlights. There’s a gun clearly visible in his waistband. 

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Homeowners, not government, should decide on short-term rentals

The article “Time to crack down on short-term rentals abuses” suggests that the way to remedy the previous bad legislation by the Arizona legislature, preventing HOA’s from banning Short Term Rentals (STR’s), is to empower local governments to make their own rules and laws preventing the abuse of STR’s. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Let’s forge sensible short-term rental solutions (access required)

A recent poll commissioned by Airbnb found 89% of Arizona voters support the state’s tourism industry and the economic benefits it generates. The positive sentiment extends to short-term rentals: six in 10 voters support allowing Arizonans to share their homes to supplement their income and spread tourism benefits to communities across the state. In the past year, as many Arizonans faced economic uncertainty, new Hosts on Airbnb with only one listing and who have welcomed their first guests since the start of the pandemic have already earned more than $15 million in supplemental income.

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Time to crack down on short-term rentals abuses

In “The Conscience of a Conservative,” Senator Barry Goldwater wrote: “Local problems are best dealt with by the people most directly concerned.” I couldn’t agree more. At a fundamental level, every Arizona citizen deserves to be able to live in their home, free from nightly chaos, disruptions and crime. We encourage the Legislature to pass HB2481 and urge Gov. Doug Ducey to sign it into law. Give back cities and towns the proven tools we need to protect our neighborhoods and our residents.

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