Update: STRACC Takes Action Ahead of Public Hearing!
Dear STR Supporter,
As you know, the County is rushing to pass new regulations that would eliminate two-thirds of vacation rentals in Chelan County, where visitors spend more than 1 million nights each year, generating more than $150 million in economic activity, creating 1400 local jobs and paying $42 million in wages. A brand new financial impact study released today showed that the proposed elimination of STRs in RW and RV zones alone would cost the county an estimated 314 jobs and $9.5 million in labor income, $459,000 in sales tax and $517,000 in lodging tax.
Now is the time to speak up against this disastrous code. Our time is running out. We have just over a week before the Public Hearing next Tues Dec 22, where we need to make sure the Commissioners hear our voices. Fortunately, STRACC has been getting organized with a surge of supporters contributing both time and money and "pounding the pavement." We can feel the momentum building with our new ad in the Wenatchee World ad, a petition making the rounds, and recent media coverage on both sides of the mountains. So, we are hopeful that we can still have an impact before this code passes, but we need all hands on deck working together now! Here are some ways you can help...