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City Hosting Conversation On Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Released September 29, 2023 03:08 PM
Following an initial discussion during a City Council workshop on September 25, the City of Alpharetta is exploring the issue of short-term vacation rentals and whether an ordinance is needed to balance their operation with prevent negative impacts on the character of Alpharetta neighborhoods.  That exploration will begin with a community conversation at Alpharetta City Hall on Wednesday, October 18, beginning at 6:00 PM.

The primary purpose of the event is for City leaders to hear first-hand from Alpharetta residents what, if any, impact short-term vacation rentals (SVRs) are having on their neighborhoods.

“This community conversation is the first real step in the process,” said Chris Lagerbloom, Alpharetta’s City Administrator.  “What our staff presented to the Mayor and Council on September 25 was intended to give them an idea of what they could do in terms of local regulation and find out if they had an interest in exploring the topic.  That exploration begins with having a conversation with residents to learn what they think.”

“Based on what we learn on October 18, our staff will report back to the Mayor and Council and provide recommendations on what, if any, actions may be warranted,” Lagerbloom said.