Who’s proper? Who’s incorrect? Two sides of the short-term rental debate

This is the home on Marco Island that is owned by James and Ann Mardis. They spend 3-4 months at this home and rent it the rest of the year.

The way forward for short-term trip leases is a heated debate on Marco Island. On Aug. 23, voters can be requested to approve or deny a proposed ordinance to register any house that’s rented for lower than 30 days at a time or for greater than 3 times throughout the 12 months.

Extra:A group divided as short-term rental vote nears

It’s not the registration that has opponents involved, it’s all of the rules that go into it. Considerations embrace getting all 2,000-plus trip leases inspected, the stricter noise ordinance, sleeping, parking guidelines and extra. Opponents say it’ll imply the top of trip leases and the cash it brings to the island. Proponents say it’s wanted to cease the unregulated parking, noise, trash and variety of folks cramming into properties and destroying the peaceable neighborhoods they stay in.