Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seal Beach "Used Up and Thrown Away" by Tourists

Councilwoman Ellery Deaton describes local tourists who stay in vacation rentals in the California city's Old Town district as people who "use us up and throw us away".

The city already bans short term rentals in all other parts of town, and is now considering a complete ban on this lodging option in their Old Town area.

“It’s not what it used to be,” said local resident Barbara Barton about the Old Town district. “Everybody loves this little town, and they want it to be Mayberry.”

Cheri Beckerle owns a vacation rental in the area.  She said she wanted to “speak in support of those that want to join this community without actually living here.”  “Not all the renters are partiers and crazy people.” Beckerle said. “Some of us are just family.”

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