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Help Educate the Chamber of Commerce

May 22, 2017

Here is a link to a survey conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It was found by one of our more active members in Flagler County. It is an opportunity to let the Chamber know your views on the issue of Home Rule. We think the Chamber is only hearing one side of this argument that is favorable to corporate interests as several local Chambers supported the past bills. Please emphasize that residents like you represent 67% of the state’s sales tax revenue and only 12% is represented by tourists. Preventing local government from having the proper authority to zone their communities in keeping with local desires is not in anybody’s interest. Allowing coastal communities to become tourist only meccas will discourage future retirees from making Florida their home. Please stress that you are not against vacation rentals and recognize their contribution to Florida’s economy. However, investor owned entities are clearly commercial ventures that do not belong in residential neighborhoods.