Sunday, March 18, 2018
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Cookeville Seeks To Maintain Authority To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

The Cookeville City Council approved a measure last night that sends a resolution to state lawmakers urging them to oppose any legislation that would remove authority of local governments to regulate short-term rental properties.

“It’s just my view that the closer you can keep government at home, the better off you are,” City Councilman Dwight Henry said. “The best bang, I think, comes from local government. I’m happy to support this because I think, like most communities, we know what works best in our community.”

Earlier this year the city approved an ordinance that regulates short term rental properties.

The State House approved legislation last year to limit cities’ ability to regulate short-term rentals. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will take up the bill next Tuesday.