Where Does FL. State Senator Debbie Mayfield Stand on Prohibiting Local Governments From Setting Rules on Short-Term Rentals?

Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield represents District 17, which includes Indian River County. Where does Senator Mayfield stand on Florida Senator Greg Steube's Senate Bill 1400 which creates the “Florida Vacation Rental Act,” preempting the regulation of vacation rentals to the state. Locally, as proposed, SB 1400 would override Vero Beach and Indian River County’s short-term … Continue reading Where Does FL. State Senator Debbie Mayfield Stand on Prohibiting Local Governments From Setting Rules on Short-Term Rentals?

Do You Care About the Destruction of the Value of Your House and the Quality of Your Neighborhood?

The Likely Risk of Florida Senator Greg Steube's Senate Bill 1400 Senator Steube's SB 1400 Bill is "An act relating to vacation rentals...preempting certain regulation and control of vacation rentals to the state;  specifying authority of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants over regulation of vacation rentals...preempting inspection of vacation rentals to the state...that the … Continue reading Do You Care About the Destruction of the Value of Your House and the Quality of Your Neighborhood?

Correcting Indian River Shores, FL Reference to Vero Beach, FL. on Short-Term Rentals.

Item 5 has to do with Florida Senator Greg Steube's Bill 1400 where the State of Florida would be "...preempting certain regulation and control of vacation rentals to the state". And requiring the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to "inspect vacation rentals when necessary to respond to emergencies and epidemiological conditions, etc." Indian River shores is addressing … Continue reading Correcting Indian River Shores, FL Reference to Vero Beach, FL. on Short-Term Rentals.

Could There be Airbnb Money Laundering in Indian River County, FL?

"Russian crime forums have been using the home-sharing service to shuffle around cash under the table, sometimes with the help of legitimate Airbnb hosts." (11.22.17 / The Daily Beast. Free image). Wikipedia: "Airbnb is an American company which hosts an online marketplace and hospitality service, for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment … Continue reading Could There be Airbnb Money Laundering in Indian River County, FL?

What’s Up With the Jones’ Pier and Natural Land on the Historical Jungle Trail, Indian River County, FL?

  Jones' Pier along The Jungle Trail on the Indian River Lagoon, Indian River County, FL. On December 10, 2016 a resident of Sea Oaks in Indian River County (IRC) wrote to a friend, copying Commissioners Bob Solari and Joe Flescher, expressing concern about the future of the Jones' property along the Jungle Trail. The … Continue reading What’s Up With the Jones’ Pier and Natural Land on the Historical Jungle Trail, Indian River County, FL?

Indian River County, FL Celebrates Florida Literacy Week with Homer Price.

  The Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, school districts, state organizations and agencies, are celebrating the tenth annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2018 is this week, the week of January 22-26, 2018. Indian River County kicked of its … Continue reading Indian River County, FL Celebrates Florida Literacy Week with Homer Price.

The Florida Retirement System Has a Favorable Plan Funding Level of 84%.

"The biggest (economic, at least) issue we face as a nation is indebtedness. The way that shows up is in underfunded pension plans.  Firefighters, police and county employees have been promised pension benefits that can't be paid. I've never seen anyone address the issue on our local/IRC level." This was sent to us by reader, … Continue reading The Florida Retirement System Has a Favorable Plan Funding Level of 84%.