Amended litigation – Anna Maria City Vacation Rental ordinance

The association has amended our litigation against the City of Anna Maria due to the emergency ordinance which was passed June 11th, 2015.  In addition, we have modified the litigation to include the building moratorium which was passed in 2014 to stop four bedroom or larger homes from being built in the City of Anna Maria.  Couple the fact owners can build a four bedroom or larger home in Anna Maria City if they agree never to rent for less than 30 days and the covenant continues to paint a clear picture of why we have filed the attached litigation.

The file is fairly long so a snapshot using the PDF page numbers may help;

1 – 66 pages : Amended litigation against the City of Anna Maria
67 – 87 pages: Exhibit A: original ordinance as passed on April 9th, 2015
88 – 111 pages: Exhibit B:  Emergency ordinance passed on June 11th, 2015
112 – 122 pages:  Exhibit C:  Building moratorium as well as AM City restrictive covenant.

Please note, the City is requesting personal guest information about inbound guests which made reservations prior to April 9th, 2015 and are staying after Jan 1, 2016.  This in effect is a “grandfathering” of specific reservations made prior to the passing of the vacation rental ordinance.  For those using VRBO, Home Away, Flipkey and most property managers on the island, supplying guest contact information is a violation of most companies privacy policy.  If you have questions regarding whether you should comply with the July 15th, 2015 deadline to supply personal information on your inbound guests, we suggest you seek the guidance of your property manager or legal counsel.  At this time no member of the Anna Maria Island Vacation Property Association can comply due to a violation of the property managers privacy policy and in some cases the privacy policy of third tier providers such as VRBO or Flipkey.

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