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?

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%.

Cellphone Radiation Coming to Vero Beach and all of Florida Linked to Cancer in Major Rat Study.

On December 27, 2017 http://www.verocommunique.com published an article entitled "Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless Technologies with Higher Wave Frequencies Will Be Coming to Vero Beach, FL." This article focused on the deployment of 5G wireless technologies from a legislative standpoint, particularly with regard to the the State of Florida and Vero Beach. https://verocommunique.com/2017/12/27/fifth-generation-wireless-technologies-with-higher-wave-frequencies-will-be-coming-to-vero-beach/ In this subsequent … Continue reading Cellphone Radiation Coming to Vero Beach and all of Florida Linked to Cancer in Major Rat Study.

A Hand UP for Hurricane Irma Survivors

Thousands of low-income families throughout the Treasure Coast are without food due to power outages in the area. To meet the needs of the community and continue to help vulnerable families, United Against Poverty’s Product Partners have committed, for immediate delivery, 25 truckloads of food to provide relief. Each truckload can feed 1,200 families. “Many … Continue reading A Hand UP for Hurricane Irma Survivors