The City of Newport is seeking applicants to serve on the Short-Term Rental
Ordinance Implementation Work Group. There are two vacancies for citizens at-large
(residents of the city), and one representative of the short-term rental industry.
The Short-Term Rental Ordinance Implementation Work Group shall be charged with
the collection and evaluation of information related to the implementation of Ordinance
No. 2144 (short-term rental ordinance), including administrative steps taken by the city to
carry out the provisions of the ordinance, legal decisions that may influence
implementation, reports on permits issued, status of the wait list, resolution of complaints,
and enforcement actions undertaken by the city.
The Short-Term Rental Ordinance Implementation Work Group may also provide
recommendations to city administration on how implementation of Ordinance No. 2144,
as written, could be improved. Lastly, the Short-Term Rental Ordinance Implementation Work Group will prepare and present reports to the Planning Commission and City Council summarizing the Work Group’s observations related to the effectiveness of Ordinance No. 2144 in achieving policy objectives.
The final report will be issued by the end of September 2020. Anyone interested in serving on the Short-Term Rental Ordinance Implementation Work Group should apply using the city’s committee application which is found on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov; click on “City;” then on “Committees;” and then on “Application for Committee/Commission.” The completed form can be submitted electronically.
Hardcopies of the committee application form can also be obtained by
contacting the City Manager’s Office at 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365,
or by calling 541.574.0613. The application deadline is July 1, 2019. Interviews with the
City Council will be held on July 8, 2019, with formal appointments to be made at the City
Council meeting of July 15, 2019.