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Attorney bucks VRD compromise Proposal would criminalize violations

Modified: Thursday, Jan 30th, 2014

Vacation rental homes are big business in Lincoln City, which earns more than $4.5 million per year from the room taxes paid by visitors. The Lincoln City Council will grapple next month with proposed regulations designed to quell a long-simmering dispute between vacation homeowners and full-time residents. Jon Oksenholt Richard Appicello, Lincoln City municipal attorney, surprised all sides in the vacation rental debate when he proposed a new ordinance that would keep the current zoning laws in place but cap rentals at 30 days with criminal penalties for violators.

LINCOLN CITY A three-year effort to bridge the troubled divide between vacation rental homeowners and residents is teetering amid challenges that it violates property rights and might trigger compensation for aggrieved property owners.

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