Mayor-Elect Ortega: Scottsdale ‘Shattered’ by Short-Term Rentals

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Days have gone by since more than 30 Arizona mayors signed a letter urging short-term rental platform CEOs to end lobbying efforts against legislation change — a move that gained no more than crickets in response. Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, one of 33 officials to sign on to …

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Arizona Mayors Band Together in Fight Against Short-Term Rentals

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Thirty of Arizona’s mayors banded together in an effort to confront Airbnb and Expedia CEOs about the short-term rental homes they believe are tearing their communities apart. Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and Scottsdale Mayor-elect Dave Ortega were among the group. The move illustrates the growing frustration felt across …

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Short-Term Rental Opponents Fear Home Value Losses

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent The longer short-term rentals remain free to exist mostly unregulated by local government, home values within Scottsdale neighborhoods are feeling the impacts, residents, Realtors and elected officials agree — but it’s unclear how exactly they’re being impacted. Pinpointing exactly how much Scottsdale home values have suffered since short-term rentals …

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