Laws Only Matter with Enforcement: STRs are Skirting the Rules in Scottsdale

The fight for reasonable regulation of short-term rentals (STRs) has seemed to ebb and flow. First the state squashed local control, and then after serious backlash they relented some. While cities and towns started to implement regulations, the Arizona League of Cities and Towns seemed to side with the STR industry (you can follow the entire back and forth here). … Read More

Scottsdale Unveils STR Regulations – Will It Be Enough for the Irritated Citizenry?

Photo Credit: 12 NewsRegular readers of APG know that the fight over short-term rentals has been front and center for both Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. For a while onerous and conflicted state law dictated that municipalities had essentially no local control over the issue until a massive localized public outcry became too loud to ignore. Now that municipalities have been … Read More

The Perils of an Unregulated STR Industry Rears its Ugly Head

We are not afraid to confront the short-term rental (STR) crisis here in Arizona. After the industry lobbied the state government heavily, the legislature essentially took away any local control and left municipalities toothless in their ability to fight back, After extensive public outcry, a partial reversal of those laws passed this past legislative session, which then prompted both Scottsdale … Read More

Scottsdale Advances the Fight Against STR

It has been an eventful time recently in the local fight against short-term rentals (STRs), with Paradise Valley cracking down on them, followed by calls for investigation and our Attorney General ruling on the case, there has been plenty of motion. Perhaps in response to the AG decision, Scottsdale’s leadership recently decided to move forward with their own activities meant … Read More

AG Brnovich Weighs In On PV STR Rules: The Good and the Bad

The issue of short-term rentals (STRs) is not a new topic here at the Arizona Progress Gazette, and regular readers will note that Paradise Valley’s rules to make business more difficult for STR operators had received a request for investigation from Sen. Warren Peterson (himself the owner of a STR property), which elicited a formal statement from the PV Town … Read More

The High Cost of Doing the Right Thing – PV’s Fight Against STRs Could Cost It $1.6 Million

Short-Term Rentals (STRs) and the problems that they have introduced into neighborhoods have been a red-hot subject recently, and one that we’ve talked about frequently. We have also spoken about Paradise Valley’s attempts to reign them in after myriad complaints from citizens. Unfortunately, sometimes the best decisions have unfortunate potential consequences, and now we are learning more about those. According … Read More

Scottsdale Moving Forward with STR Enforcement: When Will State Get the Point?

Finally, the crackdown of party houses may finally start in earnest in Scottsdale. So why did it take this long? Last Friday, Scottsdale police were finally able to begin their enhanced enforcement efforts on out-of-control short-term rental parties. This is after the STR issue was a major campaign talking point on numerous city council and mayoral campaigns, and which clearly … Read More