Douglas County VHR Ban: Tahoe Property Owners, Organizations ‘Put Up a Fight’
Property owners and a rental management company have filed a lawsuit against Douglas County, Nevada, less than a month after the Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance banning vacation home rentals (VHRs) north of Cave Rock. “When you callously take away a family’s means to keep their home, it becomes an existential crisis and you have no choice but to put up a fight,” said Rick Ray, one of the petitioners, “It’s not personal. A large number of us are in this together, fighting for our very survival.” Their Petition for Judicial Review asks the court to reverse the Board’s decision, set to take effect the beginning of next year. It alleges that the ban is arbitrary and unreasonable, citing dissimilar treatment specifically against those owning property just north of Cave Rock, as it allows VHR permits to residential properties south of Cave Rock as well as in four Glenbrook neighborhoods and the Pray Meadow neighborhood, north of Cave Rock.
Tahoe Daily Tribune (CA) (02/02/24) Katelyn Welsh