The Latest News on Tybee :
Tybee City Council has just voted to EXTEND the moratorium until OCTOBER 31st! The City Council includes three anti-vacation rental members. This makes this moratorium (which bans new licenses), over a year old, when it was intended to be temporary. It was said at the meeting that the legislators in Atlanta are taking notice of what is happening on Tybee Island as an abuse of moratorium by the city government. Due to this abuse of excessive extensions, the legislators are looking at putting in more strict laws that prevent multiple extensions of moratoriums in order to hold city governments accountable.
Next Council Meeting : September 8th
Council Mtg. and Public Hearing : September 22nd
2nd Reading and Final Adoptions : October 13th
Moratorium Expires : October 31st
The City of Tybee Released this statement on August 16th following the most recent public hearing regarding STVRs:
|“Public Hearings on the Zoning Amendments addressing SHORT-TERM RENTALS planned for August 25, 2022 will now be held September 22, 2022, due to the required ad publication timeline. The hearings will not be conducted on August 25, 2022, however, the status of the moratorium will be addressed at the council meeting of August 25, 2022. An ad for the hearing of September 22, 2022 will be published at least 15 days but not more than 45 days before the Public Hearing. First reading of the proposed ordinances is planned for September 22, 2022, with second reading and final adoption of any approved changes conducted on October 13, 2022. All hearings are planned for the regularly scheduled council meetings.”|
Overview of Planning Commission Proposal From Last PC Meeting:
• 4 people spoke AGAINST vacation rentals with the Forever Tybee group
• 30 people who attended spoke FOR STVRs, with many others in attendance who were unable to speak due to time constraints.
• The Planning Commission addressed parking and decided that they COULD NOT recommend the proposed parking requirements.
You can read the full AGENDA PACKET from the July 18th planning commission by clicking HERE
Click Here to see the Tybee Zoning Map
We encourage you to make your voice heard! Either in person at the meetings or by emailing your local officials. If you own property on Tybee Island or are looking to become a homeowner you are always welcome.
If you would like to speak out and let your voice be heard you can contact the City Council members directly from their emails below
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