LTE: Marilyn Mancuso
The Proposed Rental Ordinance has no valid reason to include condominiums. To protect the quiet peacefulness of single family homeowners next to or nearby home rentals, I sympathize with their concerns. However, condominiums already have their own rules and regulations that are enforced daily on owners, guests and renters. At the Royal Seafarer, there is weekday staff on duty plus nightwatchmen every evening who are very effective in keeping the peace if need be. Because of their presence there are never any serious issues. Each potential renter is required to submit a “Lease Application'” with references and other pertinent information so we always know who the renters are.
As to the fire inspection, that too is already being done in the building common areas and each individual condo, as mandated by the fire department. Why should we be subjected to yet another fee to do what is already being done?
Based on the substantial amount of additional bookkeeping, time, in house policing and expense, I feel the proposed ordinance is an undue burden for condominium associations and condo owners.
The Royal Seafarer