Dear Council Members —
<br />March 13, 2019
<br />EXHIBIT G-1
<br />LU 18-0034
<br />We are aware that you are working on revising the rules for Short Term Rentals in Lake
<br />Oswego. We sincerely hope that you will soon be allowing them.
<br />We have a mother-in-law cottage on our property, right next to our home. In the past, when we
<br />weren't using it for family, we used to rent it out with AirBnB. We had nothing but good
<br />experiences, and had no complaints from neighbors since it did not impact them in the least.
<br />We feel that having the option for people to rent a unit like ours (small 2-bedroom cottage with
<br />full kitchen) serves the public well, since it is a vast improvement over renting a hotel room,
<br />especially for families.
<br />In addition, it truly benefits the City of Lake Oswego in that it brings in visitors, who frequent
<br />the restaurants and businesses in the area. In addition, there are people who are moving to
<br />Lake Oswego, and come to "check it out" or need a place to stay until their home becomes
<br />available. It also serves the local residents of Lake Oswego, many of whom have rented our
<br />cottage while their own homes are being remodeled.
<br />Please consider allowing Short Term Rentals. It benefits everyone.
<br />Thank you.
<br />Kevin and Nora Semonsen
<br />15355 Twin Fir Rd.
<br />Lake Oswego, OR. 97035
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