Webinar On-Demand: The Best Practice Guide to Crafting a Short-Term Rental Ordinance/Bylaw

What You'll Learn In This On-Demand Recording

In this hour long session you will learn how to:

  • Develop an ordinance/bylaw the balances the rights of homeowners, with the overall interests of other community members

  • Adopt new regulations so that the final ordinance/bylaws incorporates your community's overall land use, public safety and development goals

  • Avoid some of the common pitfalls that make enforcing short-term-rental regulations challenging

  • Facilitate a productive and civil public hearing process on the topic

  • Build a checklist to ensure a new ordinance/bylaw adequately addresses all common issues and concerns

It's no secret that in 2016 the public expects to find information from their local government online and in an easy to consume format.  But for many small/mid-sized local governments that transition is easier said than done.

For tens and even hundreds of years in some cases, local governments have been managed with paper.   Agendas, minutes, records, local news, events, you name it - but that's all changed with the Internet and now the rise of mobile devices and social media.  

Today, it's impossible for local governments to ignore technology.  But since many organizations lack adequate IT representation it's up to City/County Managers to work with different departments to develop and implement a plan under the watchful eye of the public.  

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Town Manager Doug Barrick is in the midst of leading his staff through this transition.  Starting in Rutherfordton as Town Manager just a few years ago, he's successfully executed a systemic approach to improve transparency and citizen engagement while dealing with a tight budget.  

In this webinar, Doug shared how he's used a number of different technologies to make incremental improvements while providing a clear return on the investment every step of the way.  

During this webinar Doug discusses:

  • Why he chose technology over hiring additional staff to improve transparency & citizen engagement
  • How he built a digital town hall that works seamlessly to deliver an improved web presence, while getting his staff focused on more valuable activities
  • His strategic approach and how he prioritized the different parts of this project
  • How he was able to manage this change with minimal IT involvement
  • The costs and results


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A Step-to-Step Guide to Building Sensible and Enforceable Policy to Manage Airbnb-Style Rentals