STVR Ordinance Proposal Update 7 Days Till Vote

Dated: February 19 2024

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❗️Property Freedom at Risk:
Only 7 Days to Take a Stand❗️

🌟 Act Now! Tybee's Property Rights Need Your Voice! 🏠

Tybee City Council Meeting Recap: 
 No Decision was Reached Last Thursday
• City Council Expected to Vote on 02/22/24
• 14 People Spoke Out Against
 this Ordinance and How It Would Affect Their Family and Future
• 1 Person Spoke in Favor of the Ordinance
• The Mayor and 1 City Council Member Spoke Against the Ordinance
• Tony Ploughe had to Recuse Himself
• 4 Council Members Appear to be IN FAVOR of Taking Away Your Private Property Rights on Tybee: Nick Sears, Bill Garbett, Kathryn Williams, and Monty Parks

Reasons for Objection

❌ Unsubstantiated Reasons for Enacting the Moratorium.

🚱 No Study, Analysis, or Data Gathering by the City Indicating a Greater Burden on Water Withdrawal or Infrastructure for Short-Term Vacation Rentals Compared to Other Property Uses.

🛑 Absence of Studies Demonstrating the Adverse Impact of Vacation Rental Property Loss on Local Businesses, Groceries, and Stores.

🔄 Lack of Ongoing Studies Analyzing the Effects of Short-Term Vacation Rentals on Zoning, Public Safety, and Other Factors Affecting the Health, Safety, and Welfare of Tybee Island’s Citizens and Visitors.

Constitutional Concerns

🚫 Violation of Constitutional Rights to Equal Protection and Due Process for Citizens Seeking Business Licenses and Registering Property for Short-Term Vacation Rentals.

🔄 Unconstitutional Infringement on Vested Rights of Individuals Who Have Invested in Property with the Intention of Using It as a Short-Term Vacation Rental Under the Current Regulatory Scheme.

📅 Join and Make Your Voice Heard for Your Rights: 02/22/24 📅

Read The Agenda Packet 

Download The Full Agenda Packet Here

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Join the Tybee Alliance Today!

Donate $500 to the Lawsuit Against Stripping of Property Rights Now

See the Last Council Meeting Recording & Review the Moratorium


Upcoming Decision: The Vote for the Proposed Ordinance is Set for the Next City Council Meeting!

🏠 Sale of a Property Terminates Rights to Rent:

If you sell your property, it would immediately terminate your rights to rent.

🔄 LLC Restructuring Triggers Immediate Termination:

Any restructuring of your LLC, including a change in the percentage of ownership, will result in an immediate termination of your rental certificate.

🔄 Retitling to Spouse, Family, or Upon Death:

Retitling the property to a spouse, family member, or anyone upon death will also lead to an immediate termination of your rental certificate.

🏛️ Property Trust Results in Termination:

Placing your property into a trust will terminate your rights to rent. 

Our Perspective: Ensuring that all homeowners retain the right to choose how they use their property is the key to maintaining Equal Private Property Rights.

Personalize Your Message To City Council In An Email HERE!

I have received many calls, texts, and emails about the moratorium since it all began, and I hope I can continue to bring clarity to such an overwhelming process. The moratorium has ENDED an only those with licenses in place can currently continue to rent unless they are owner occupied. As a Tybee resident, property owner and Realtor of 18+ years involved in property management, individual property rights are always a priority.
Whether you care about private property rights, love Tybee Island, buy or sell real estate, own property on Tybee, or are considering it- this issue affects YOU! Please speak up and let the City Council hear from you
Mayor, City Manager, and Council members' emails:

Brian West, Mayor  | 912-658-1234
Tony Ploughe |  912-710-0035
Nick Sears | 912-373-6648
Spec Hosti | 912-786-4573
Bill Garbett | 912-4337343
Kathryn Williams | 912-521-5266
Monty Parks | 912-704-5152
Michelle Owens, City Manager |
 (912) 786-4573
Janet Leviner, City Clerk  |
Bubba Hughes, City Attorney |  912-233-9700

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Email Tybee City Council About Your Rights Being Threatened:
It is widely known now City Council members are moving forward to plan to vote in favor of this.
 Ask your emails go on record and be included in the next City Council Agenda Packet. I've heard from 100s of property owners weekly who do not want to lose their right to rent now, in the future, or ever!
We want equal protection for all property owners!

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