The Greater Las Vegas Short Term Rental Association has raised half of the $100,000 goal for its ‘Host Legal Fund’, according to a Facebook post by one of its co-founders, who says the Clark County Commission “is protect the profits of resort hotel companies and comply with the demands of their corporate donors.
Clark County Commissioners are finalizing a draft ordinance this month designed to significantly reduce the estimated 10,000 to 12,000 unregulated STRs operating in the unincorporated county.
“We still have two ultimate and powerful tools at our disposal to hold them accountable and force them to remove all unnecessary and overly aggressive rules and regulations designed to deprive us of being able to host: 1. The ballot box, and 2. The courts; and we will use both!!!” Jackie Flores, co-founder of the association, said on Facebook.
His page also includes a list of state lawmakers who voted in favor of Assembly Bill 363, a measure that requires Clark County to regulate vacation rentals after years of inaction.
“Be sure to speak publicly at upcoming county public hearings and hold all officials accountable for their disregard and disregard for the host community in Las Vegas,” Flores wrote.
Fundly, a fundraising platform, said the group is “asking hosts to donate ‘one night’s stay’ from your rental to our legal fund. With your help, we will be taking legal action against the general regulations governing STRs.”
The Association did not respond to inquiries about who it intends to hire to represent it in a legal battle.