Thank you for showing up to support STRs at last night's Public Hearing through your written comments and spoken testimony. Together, we submitted at least 87 letters to the Planning Commission this week. We also clearly outnumbered the opposition in spoken testimony. Our strong showing last nigh got the attention of the Commissioners who have since reached out to STRACC to finally start involving us in the process. So keep up the good work. Your voice is making a difference!
This weekend, we plan to post your letters to our website to make sure the County includes every single one in the public record. The Planning Commission is scheduled to deliberate next week and make a decision on their recommendation to the BoCC next Wednesday 6/24. If you have yet to submit written comments, please do so now! The deadline is 5pm tomorrow (Friday 6/19). Everyone, pease make sure that you sent your comments to CD.Director@co.chelan.wa.us and cc:d firstname.lastname@example.org so they are entered into the public record for next week's deliberations.
We need to keep up the pressure on the County to conduct a fair review process, one that is grounded in data and the big picture of our community, not one based in emotions and the personal agendas of a vocal NIMBY minority. We know the law and the facts are on our side. Let's keep urging the County to enforce existing nuisance codes before creating new regulations that will hamstring our economy. We must also insist that existing STRs be grandfathered in against any new regulations being considered.
We will need your continued support and solidarity this Summer. The fight is only beginning. Please consider making a donation to STRACC to support the legal defense of your property rights.