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Hudson lawmakers to air short-term rental law in October

Sep 23, 2020 5:30 am
Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Hudson Common Council will conduct a public hearing via Zoom on the city's proposed short-term rental law at 5 p.m., October 13. The measure would amend the city code to regulate the use of short-term rentals in the city, making it possible for short-term rentals to operate if the owner is a Hudson resident. Non-Hudson residents would be permitted to rent fewer units for a maximum of 60 days out of the year, at the same time be required to reside in the unit for at least 50 days out of the year. At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Common Council voted to air the law at a public hearing. "After much comment from council members and the public, we now have a law that is clear and relatively simple,” Hudson Common Council Tom DePietro said. “It’s been a long and enlightening process and fairness was always a foremost consideration. The purpose of the public hearing, like all public hearings, is to allow citizens to voice their opinions, pro and con.” After the hearing, the city and county planning boards must each review the proposed law before the council considers it for a vote. Once the council receives and considers the feedback from the planning boards and the public, members will formally vote on the law. Mayor Kamal Johnson will hold a public hearing after the council holds a formal vote and before Johnson either signs or vetoes the measure. He declined to comment on the legislation until after the council votes. Ed. note: DePietro and Johnson are active WGXC volunteer programmers. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.