Better headline might be "Tofino Mayor addresses housing shortage, declares "War on Tourism"
I am all for the District of Tofino, scouring web for unlicensed vacation rentals, the free for all has to end. Why should resorts, B and B's and all licensed vacation rentals pay a license free and taxes when the unlicensed rentals pay nothing, let us level the playing field. Comment 5:46 is nonsense and probably has a unlicensed vacation rental!
Funny how the mayor is no longer mentioning proper zoning, only business licences. Also, why are the legally operating short term rentals paying double for business licences to pay for bylaw enforcement on those who cheat the system. Fine the hell out of those in non compliance per day to pay the extra bylaw costs.$500 per day should work. If they don't pay they don't get consideration for a licence and if possible transfer the unpaid fines to property taxes. Go get em bylaw!
Did you notice that the mayors latest "project" (to commercially tax vacation rental properties), as reported in the Westerly News, requires much bureaucracy and delay and co-ordination with several levels of government and several different angencies. It's going to take years, if it ever happens at all! Once again, we get to see nothing done, and the convenient "It's not my fault, it's those guys" excuse to explain why Tofino council never gets anything done. Do Nothing, Blame Someone Else. Same old same old. Josie, Do you actually search the web seeking things that you CAN"T do, instead of doing what you can? Are you that afraid of hurting somebody's feelings, that it paralyzes your ability to act?
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