From: Sharon Buckmaster[mailto:sharonPfutureworksconsulting.com]
<br />Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:47 PM
<br />To: Simpson, Anne -Marie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
<br />Subject: STRs
<br />Arm -Marie,
<br />Attached is a note for the Planning Commission regarding STRs. I understand you are the
<br />person who would circulate comments to the appropriate people. Thanks for your help.
<br />Dear Sir/Madam,
<br />As I will be out of town during the upcoming Planning Commission meeting regarding STRs,
<br />I would like to be on the record regarding my support in general for the idea. I have used AIR
<br />B&B all over the world and with rare exceptions, have found it to be among the best ways to
<br />get to know people from another culture. There are people I still have contact with from
<br />travels in Morocco and South Africa, which would never be the case if we had simply used
<br />conventional hotels.
<br />Having said that, I support some of the provisions that have been suggested but not others. The
<br />120 day annual limit seems arbitrary at best. What would be the rationale for imposing this
<br />limit? In my opinion, absent compelling information that suggests the need for that sort of
<br />limit, there should be no restriction on the number of days permitted. Additionally, if there is
<br />an ADU on the property, what is the rationale for forbidding their use?
<br />I do agree that the homeowner should be on site between midnight and 6 AM which would
<br />then preclude an entire home from being rented out. Although I have on occasion rented an
<br />entire home for a retreat meeting with colleagues, I recognize the potential for abuse in that
<br />situation. Given that Lake Oswego is primarily a residential community and not a resort area, I
<br />think that item should not be part of the initial move to STRs, but might perhaps be revisited
<br />in the future.
<br />Thank you for permitting me to express my views on this matter.
<br />Dr. Sharon Buckmaster
<br />Sharon Buckmaster, PhD
<br />FutureWorks Consulting LLC
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