If you’ve been in the neighborhood for some time you may recall the years-long process the the City of Lincoln City engaged in to review and modify its rules on Short Term Rental (STR) licensing within the City. Currently, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners are engaged in their own years-long process of reviewing and modifying the STR rule they first established in 2016.
Unique to the County’s effort, the public process for updating the STR program was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Echo Mountain Fire event. As a result of these events the Board has twice extended the suspension of accepting new licenses in the STR program, now until November 30, 2021.
As was the case in Lincoln City’s process, everyone involved in the effort is frustrated by the time it has taken to complete the review. As happened in Lincoln City a group has gathered enough signatures to place an initiative on the Ballot; Measure 21-203 was just certified to be placed on the November 2nd ballot.
The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association cannot and does not take a position in any election. We do however try to help keep our neighbors aware of important issues that impact the neighborhood. For more information on each party's position on 21-203 as well as information regarding voter registration in Lincoln County continue reading this email.