Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission adamantly opposes new state vacation rental law
COTTONWOOD-- The Cottonwood Planning Commission is making its position clear and hopes the city council will take action to prevent implementation of a state law broadly permitting the operation of vacation rentals within the city limits.
The signing of Senate Bill 1350 by the governor upset many local governments who argue that wholesale permitting of vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods erodes local zoning code, allowing commercial enterprise in areas formerly restricted to residential not commercial character.
The minutes of the June 20 meeting have not yet been adopted, but the draft states the recommendation to the city council summarizes that "the Planning and Zoning commission hearby requests that the Cottonwood City Council take all necessary action, working with the Arizona State Legislators, Yavapai County Supervisors, and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, to overturn or amend said Senate Bill 1350 to allow the City of Cottonwood to once again protect the residential characteristics of residential zoned areas of the city."
The Commission June 20 unanimously adopted a motion stating "unequivocally" the commission does not support the statute.