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Please see the attached letter and resolution I sent for tonight’s Warren City Council meeting. I urge all members representing Warren to oppose this detrimental House Bill 4722.
I’m urging Warren Council to pass a resolution strongly opposing House Bill 4722. This bill is OUTRAGEOUS in that it would allow AirBNB’s to operate in Warren and any Michigan city without local control!
In effect they will be legalizing ‘animal house’ rentals and any other one-day nuisance in a quiet residential neighborhood! This short-sighted bill will disallow Warren and other local governments from regulating short term rentals commonly called AirBNB’s!
These rentals cannot be subject to a special use or conditional use permit. This bill preempts local authority and would eliminate all control over these AirBNB’s. Neighborhoods could be turned into chaotic conditions with loud noise, drunkenness, traffic jams and other unthinkable situations that one can imagine with this type of rental.
Please send a loud NO to this bill as it undermines the concept of home rule and allows real estate companies to make money at the expense of quiet and peaceful neighborhoods.
I urge our delegation in the state house and state senate to loudly oppose this house bill 4722!
Residents make your voice heard to all elected officials don’t let the special interest groups like real estate companies impose another piece of bad legislation like they did with the Fireworks Act, that allows fireworks until late in the evening, and allows heavy duty, dangerous fireworks year-round including such holidays as, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, MLK Day, and New Years Eve.
Don’t let the real estate lobbyists push for another anti-resident bill! Enough is enough by special interests!
Mayor James R. Fouts
City of Warren
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Warren, MI 48093-6726
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