I read Kenneth Lipp's article about how much out of town and out of state money is being assembled in an effort to crush the STR ballot measure. I agree with 15 neighborhoods that the expansion of rental housing should be more strictly regulated.
One of the main factors that prompted our move to the Oregon coast was that our previous neighborhood was being transformed into mini hotels. The same thing is happening in Lincoln County. Kids who grew up here are priced out of their neighborhoods, less and less residents are available to volunteer for fire departments, school boards, etc.
Realtors, lenders and vacation rental corporations spent lots of money in advertising and chumming local elected officials to sway and confuse public opinion when it came to elections and regulations.
This is happening in Lincoln County. We are already seeing Full page confusing ads using buzz words such as "save", "protect" and fear mongering such as "devastate". The out of county and state money has hired public relations firms and election professionals. Along with misleading information (disinformation), be ready for outright lies.
Vote YES on 21-203