Protect your right to say what happens in your neighborhood
Local residents and elected officials should have the right to oversee short-term rental units leased through Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO in their communities. Undermining local zoning and safety laws isn’t fair, and it’s bad for Michigan.
Yet bills introduced by Michigan lawmakers would give the growing number of short-term rentals unlimited access to neighborhoods and communities, while silencing the voices of those who must live near them. Local officials would not be able to make sure that short-term rentals are safe for visitors, appropriate for certain neighborhoods or paying their fair share of tourism taxes. In addition, both bills place additional burdens on local sewer, water, trash pick-up, parking, law enforcement and emergency services — with zero support to communities for those costs.
Local leaders and residents need a say in where the growing number of short-term rentals belong in their communities. Make sure your community – not just the state Legislature – has a say on how to address short-term rentals.
Hear why Michiganders oppose short-term rentals
Township Supervisor John Nash
Hotel Manager Shonda Isaac
“The short-term rentals do not have to abide by the same safety regulations.”