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November 7, 2018, 7:41 AM

Thank you for you particpating in our Vacation Home Rental Survey.  To review the summary of results click on the link

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September 19, 2018, 10:47 AM

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners would like to hear your viewpoints on Vacation Home Rentals (short-term rentals).

The Vacation Rental issue is undeniably a hot topic in Douglas County. While some residents wish to use their properties for the purpose of Vacation Home Rentals, other residents are concerned that short-term Vacation Home Rentals may and do compromise the high quality lifestyle that Douglas County offers.

Short-term residential rentals are rentals that last less than 30 days. Services such as Airbnb and VRBO allow people to rent all or parts of their homes as alternative travel accommodations that provide homeowners or renters with extra income. These services may benefit homeowners, but there are concerns about the impacts on neighborhoods, including concerns about noise, safety, and traffic.

The County’s zoning code allows short term/vacation rentals (e.g., Airbnb and VRBO) with the issuance of a Vacation Home Rental Permit and are currently limited to the Tahoe Basin (Tahoe Township). In early 2018 the Board discussed the issue of allowing short term rentals Countywide, not just within the Lake Tahoe Area.

Douglas County values your feedback on this very important topic and thanks you for your participation.

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November 15, 2017, 1:36 PM

Dear subscriber,

Douglas County is in the beginning stages of redesigning its website. We are actively seeking feedback from residents and visitors about our current website. A successful website will be able to quickly and effectively provide citizens with information, while providing open and transparent information. The Douglas County website can be one of the most essential tools for meeting the needs of our citizens, and so optimizing it around the citizen experience is crucial for the development of our new website. We ares asking for a few minutes to take this quick survey.

Thank you,

The Website Committee

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February 9, 2017, 3:14 PM

Thank you for participating! The survey measured County citizens’ perceptions of whether the County is on the right track and areas where citizens would prefer the County focus its efforts in the near future. Data collected from the citizens’ survey was presented along with over 200 comments received in the open comment section of the survey. A strategic planning session was held with citizens, staff, commissioners and elected officials to review common themes and issues through a series of exercises conducted as a team.

Following that presentation, the group identified top priorities for the new Douglas County Strategic Plan: financial stability; infrastructure; and organizational stability. Additional areas discussed for the Strategic Plan were: economic vitality; natural resources, culture and quality of life; managed growth; and safe community.

A draft of the strategic plan will be posted soon allowing for more citizen feedback.

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January 23, 2017, 9:34 AM

You are invited to take a very important survey, one that will help Douglas County make decisions on the Strategic Plan.

The Douglas County’s Strategic plan is the framework for which the commission prioritizes fiscal needs and public services in Douglas County. On February 2, 2017 we will close the survey and begin the analysis.  If you can carve out 10-15 minutes in the next couple days to contribute, please do. We certainly do not want to close the survey without your thoughts included.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to your response.

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January 11, 2017, 3:14 PM

Due to the severe flooding situation we have removed the clerk survey from our website to conduct edits and reproduce at a better time. We apologize for the confusion and as we continue to manage and monitor flooding in Douglas County.

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January 10, 2017, 9:19 PM

Are you satisfied with the service provided in the Clerk/Treasurer's office?

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December 2, 2016, 10:55 AM

Part of Douglas County Economic Vitality Program focuses on creating “Distinctive Downtowns” which are the core of our communities. Having the right mix of businesses, shops, dining options and amenities draws people downtown. Are there other establishments or amenities you would like to see in the downtown areas that would attract you to our downtowns more often?

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