Our Association has a three month minimum rental policy , along with By-laws and Rules and Regulations , including enforcement provisions which address the issues stated in the proposed ordinance .
Relating to the proposed Ordinance’s purposes as stated in the ‘whereas’ paragraphs , it is abundantly clear that this ordinance should not apply to the Prince Condo Assoc. And based on what I know about other Condo Assocs. , it should not apply to Condos at all . At least not to those with extended ( 1 month to 3 months and beyond ) rental policies .
Addressing specific language of the proposed ordinance .
- 1st Whereas . It is not true that the Prince rental properties “are not being properly maintained or managed”
- 2nd Whereas . Our rental policy is 3 month minimum —(not “short term rental ” )
- 3rd Whereas . Our property is not ” inadequately maintained and operated affecting surrounding neighborhoods” . We have an on site Manager and active Board members who ensure that all rules and regulations , including noise control , are obeyed . Further , The Prince Condo building has been subject to numerous and regular inspections , ensuring compliance with all codes including fire codes .
- 4th Whereas . Our Assoc . already has a program ( By laws and Rules and Regulations ) to “educate” owners on compliance with codes . Any work done in a unit is subject to review and inspection of the Mgr. and often , city code enforcement people . So , there’s no need for unnecessary , duplicative , and costly inspection services .
- 5th Whereas . “The intent of the Ordinance to collect information regarding properties to protect general safety…” is already being carried out as noted above .
Recognizing that the provisions of the proposed Ordinance is to address the above Whereas statements , and recognizing that these statements and purposes are already being fulfilled , there is no reason for this proposed ordinance to be applied to the Prince Condominium nor other such condos .
Relating to Section x.2 , I want to make it abundantly clear that the Prince Condo. Assoc. has no intent to obtain a “blanket registration” should this intrusive and over-reaching proposed Ordinance be adopted . The city and its staff will have to deal with individual condo owners who rent their units . Recognizing the costs and Council’s desire for managing the City in a fiscally responsible manner , this additional cost burden should not be incurred, and would be fiscally irresponsible .
Lastly , this proposed Ordinance suggests that there’s a problem with renters only . Is Council suggesting that owners themselves do not contribute to problems cited ? Should the proposed Ordinance apply to all property owners ? Surely a significant intrusion of government .
Thanks for your consideration.
Richard R Riegler