RESOLUTION OPPOSING POTENTIAL LEGISLATION TO RESTRICT LOCALITY’S ABILITY TO MANAGE SHORT TERM RENTALS
WHEREAS, the Cheriton Town Council is committed to protecting the property rights of all county citizens; and
WHEREAS, while short-term rentals are allowed by right in certain zoning districts with Northampton County, the tremendous increase in the number of these short-term rental units currently existing in the County is causing a significant lack of affordable, long-term rental units to be available for use by its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, there is legislation currently being proposed- Senate Bill 1391- sponsored by the Hon. Senator Lynwood Lewis, which would eliminate the locality’s ability to restrict by ordinance any short-term rental property managed by a Virginia realtor; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Cheriton believes the enactment of such legislation would violate the property rights of Town and County citizens and eliminates the Town and Counties ability to manage this housing option for its residents, which is lawfully allowed throughout the Town and County’s ordinances.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cheriton Town Council opposes SB 1391 and would respectfully requests that Senator Lewis cease his sponsorship of same
BY: Jackie V. Davis
JACKIE V. DAVIS, MAYOR