LETTER: Don’t impede short-term rentals

From Ontario reader Angela Hunter

As a frequent visitor to Nelson over the past 18 years, I’ve followed the rhetoric on the problems of long-term rentals and short-term rentals.

I find it disturbing to read the rules to be implemented for short-term rentals. As a visitor to your fair city annually, I expect to have the choice of renting a hotel room or a nicely furnished and well-kept residence. If a short term rental is not available for me because of the ludicrous rules implemented by your council, I will be going elsewhere for my holidays, as will some of my friends.

We will spend our money somewhere more up-to-date with what tourists want. Your city planners need to have some foresight in the decisions they are making when new residences are in the planning.

Affordable housing is their responsibility, not the responsibility of the citizens in this fair community. I hope to visit Nelson again, but not if the rules to be implemented prevent me from having a room, apartment or residence of my choice.

Angela Hunter,

Georgetown, ON

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