I don't see anything here concerning the "shore"......am I blind?
2. THAT Council direct staff to proceed with drafting a bylaw amendment to allow for short term rentals at The Shore.Under staff reports
Legal issues...Legal issues...Legal issues...Legal issues...Labour issues (that are likely labour issues)Labour issues...Labour issues...Labour issues...Labour issues...$$$$$ $$$$$$$...Really?
As a landowner and developer in Tofino, I spent a lot of time and money to stay within the bylaws when building, applying for permits, etc. If the developers of Shore and or the people investing in the properties, were not aware under what zoning this property was developed, too bad. I suspect that they were all aware of the bylaws, just chose to ignore them. Unless there is a real good reason this bylaw is being amended to benefit the whole community, I am pissed that a bylaw is being altered for a select few.
10:09, please write your Councillors before 9 am feb 12 and let them know! This is important.
2. THAT Council direct staff to proceed with drafting a bylaw amendment to allow for short term rentals at The ShoreOh my god are you serious? This F*ing group is going to allow... these rich as*-Holes, a way to generate money...Whistler here we come..... Look everyone, if you vote do not vote for any of these guys again. Spineless, weak, lack vision... etc...
How about getting the school gym open for the locals? This is a very inexpensive option to provide indoor recreation yet doesn't seem to be on council's radar. You'd think the needs of locals might have a higher profile than the amount of time they will spend debating and amending bylaws to ensure those who can afford a second home are able to rent out and make themselves more money.
My bet would be that the developer is looking for the covenent change, so they could rent out the remaining unsold units as vacation rental/hotel style accomidation and yes second home owners need to pay for their second home. I agree with 10:09, if you purchased the property you were already aware of the bylaw/covenent in place , so there is really no reason, this should be at council, it is the same as the South Chesterman condo's all these covenents were put in place as a part of the approval process of the development. There will always be problems here as we have a district office that applies the rules to some and not others , there is no level playing field. Until they take action and stand bye their bylaws etc.. to everyone equally these kinds of things will just keep going on. The district needs consistancy and continuity on dealing with the community as a whole.
Tofino Travellers got denied a permit, eh? That sucks. Maybe he said too much on the blog and the Tofino Police State took him down. Just a thought.
Re: Humanity editorial.If the editorial is referring to the ucc in Ucluelet. ..Then one interesting thing to note is there is a lot of animosity towards it. What was understood ss affordable space due to grants isn't... it has become in large part about the money as well.Not everyone feels that way but quite a few do.At least Tofino had that space and I hope it becomes once more somehow. Somewhere.
Why are you all getting your knickers in a twist? The council said NO to the Shore, find something else to whine about!
Let them do vacation rentals at this ugly property, it's better than affordable squating in that very attractive giant processing plant. The industrial tax revenue stream and general fiscal spending from the Packers was a good contribution toward the infastructure costs around town and the businesses that serve it. These rich people behind this VR are just going to take all our money and run away. Don't let them create some increased tax flow or any economic generation in town, it's already busy enough around here. Everybody just go fishing and or fly a kite, but no drinking.
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