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Short-Term Residential Rentals in Southern Nevada
Short-Term Residential Rental Units (STR) continue to be an issue that resurfaces, particularly in the City of Las Vegas. Motivated by some opponents, the Las Vegas Planning Commission voted to move forward with a proposal to ban all STRs in the City of Las Vegas. We expect that a proposed ban could be on the Las Vegas City Council agenda in the near future.
Regardless of if a municipality has a comprehensive STR code or an all out ban, the respective municipality will still have to have adequate code enforcement to police bad actors. The bad actors versus adequate code enforcement officers are key to any effective policy. To expand on Clark County Chief of Code Enforcement Jim Andersen's remarks at the Nevada REALTORS® Conference last June, "...even with a strict ban on STRs, the problem of illegal operators and/or those operating out of ignorance continues to exist," the more practical path may perhaps lie in a policy that brings would-be responsible STRs in compliance with a comprehensive STR policy. This would empower code enforcement officers to focus resources policing belligerent STRs that are not mindful of their neighbors' property right to quiet, peaceful enjoyment of their property.
In sum, the dualistic goal from a property rights perspective is for policymakers to balance quiet, peaceful enjoyment of an owner's property and simultaneously the right of a property owner to do what they want with their property.
RSAR Informed Voter Series: Nevada State Ballot Question 3
In an effort to help RSAR members better prepare for the issues on the 2018 General Election Ballot, RSAR implemented its RSAR Informed Voter Series. On Thursday, October 4, 2018, RSAR hosted the pro and con sides of "The Energy Choice Initiative" statewide ballot Question 3. A condensation of the question reads:
Shall Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to require the Legislature to provide by law for the establishment of an open, competitive retail electric energy market that prohibits the granting of monopolies and exclusive franchises for the generation of electricity?
The question is quite complicated and has engendered strong feelings on both sides. Additionally, advocates, both pro and con, have spent considerable resources to explain the individual sides of the issue.
Moderated by RSAR's Kevin Sigstad with Ryan Cherry and Mike Roberson representing their particular position, the presentation allowed both sides to present their position with the presentation ending in a lively Q & A. The presentation was transmitted as a Facebook Live broadcast. In order to help each REALTOR® make up their own mind on the issue, REALTORS® are encouraged to view the broadcast here.
The next presentation of the Informed Voter Series will feature the "Stop Truckee River Flooding" 2018 November General Election Washoe County Question 1. This presentation will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018. This presentation will also be broadcast on Facebook Live. Access the flyer here.
IVR/NLTFPD Campaign - Next Phase
In an effort to educate and protect homeowners, renters, and visitors on fire and life safety tips in all residences, IVR and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District launched their third phase of the educational campaign. Soon, you will see the messaging reminding everyone to make sure their home is fire safe. Tips can be found on the campaign website, www.inclinevillagefiresafety.com
TRPA BMP/Parcel Workgroup Update
With continuous input from the membership and community partners, the Laketahoeinfo.org site continues to improve. TRPA is considering looking at area wide vs. individual parcel BMP treatments. They are hoping that the real estate community has greater visibility to parcels, permits and BMPs and better tracking of private property BMPs.
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2018 Major Investors
Investment completed as of October 10, 2018. Pledges listed for those who have invested at least $500 as of the above date.
Platinum R ($10,000+)
Golden R ($5,000+)
Sabrina Belleci (pledge)
Vandana Bhalla (pledge)
Chris Bishop (pledge)
Patty Kelley (pledge)
Teresa McKee (pledge)
Bobbi Miracle (pledge)
Brandon Roberts (pledge)
Andy Stahl (pledge)
Dave J. Tina
Dave R. Tina
Crystal R ($2,500+)
Jillian Batchelor (pledge)
Thomas Blanchard (pledge)
Chantel Tilley (pledge)
Melissa Zimbelman (pledge)
Sterling R ($1,000+)
Christina Africk (pledge)
Eliot Alper (pledge)
Scott Beaudry (pledge)
Mary Jo Brummer
Shawn Cunningham (pledge)
Stephanie Dibbs (pledge)
Tamara Fegert (pledge)
Kellie Flodman (pledge)
Cheryl Henning (pledge)
Suzett Hill (pledge)
Ronald Johnson (pledge)
Tim Kelly Kiernan
Jeanne Koerner (pledge)
Stephen Lincoln (pledge)
Deborah Logan (pledge)
Trish Nash (pledge)
Yared Rivera (pledge)
Karen Smith (pledge)
Marcella Syme (pledge)
Cherie Williams (pledge)
Association Corporate Investors
NV REALTORS® - Platinum R
NV Homeowners Alliance - Platinum R
GLVAR - Platinum R
RSAR - Platinum R
ECAR - Sterling R
Incline Village REALTORS® - Sterling R
Southern Nevada CCIM - Sterling R
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