Did Josh Seigel mislead City Council? Or did City Council just ask the wrong question?
why is the planning commission ok'ing these intended STVRs? 29 Palms can determine they're not wanted in their town. STVRs, literally, are degrading neighborhoods (the reasons are Legion!), while owners don't live in the community. why don't owners/developers build STVRs next to their own homes, so they can monitor them better? and have their property values go down because of the noise and mess?!
kudos to Desert Trumpet for unfolding this stream.
City Council and the Planning Commission would argue there is nothing in the current ordinance to prevent them. It’s one if the reasons the ordinance is being revisited, to make adjustments for scenarios that no one envisioned...we hope.
Perhaps Council can enact an ordinance that requires STVR companies build 2 affordable 2 bedroom family homes for every luxury STVR home and gift those homes to the city to own and rent out at affordable prices (example: below $1250) to families in need? These companies must invest in the communities they are wrecking. They can well afford it and maybe it'll help with that friction in their market they're facing.
Fieldtrip ithe LA-based boutique hospitality brand which is focused on acquisition, development and operation of luxury short term rentals are a ugly force making every effort to gentrify all of the Morongo basin. The financial exploitation of gentrification may pave the way for a few nice restaurants but it will also dissolve our community of real working people in favor of uncaring and uncommitted business interests. Fieldtrip and and all of their connected LLPs do not care about the existing community. They are interested in making the biggest profit (which will leave the area) for the lowest price. Be cautious my friends and neighbors.
This leaped out at me from this article: "this friction requires ongoing advocacy in our markets." Does this mean powering up their advertising? More aggressively challenging local building regulations and statutes? Attempting (and perhaps succeeding) at influencing local P&Z boards? Their intentions and the potential results of their intentions are ugly. And, unless aggressive proactive measures are taken by locals, that ugliness is going to destroy the beauty, integrity and communities of the Mojave. Mary Sojourner, former resident of Yucca Mesa. (My aging body's response to heat forced me to leave the area. I wouldn't have otherwise.)
they are also not paying some of their contractors.