News Release: Share Raleigh Will Impact Raleigh Municipal Elections This Fall

Raleigh, N.C. – Brent Woodcox, former co-chair of the Short Term Rental Task Force for the city of Raleigh, announced today the formation of a political action committee dedicated to short term rental freedom in the city of Raleigh and focused on Raleigh’s 2017 city council elections. Share Raleigh will impact elections this fall by surveying city council candidates and candidates for mayor on their positions on legalizing short term rentals in the city. The committee plans to engage in a voter education campaign so that Raleigh citizens will know where candidates stand on the issue of short term rentals before they go to the polls in October.

“Over the past two years, thousands of citizens in our city have expressed their support for legalizing short term rentals in Raleigh, but unfortunately thus far their calls have gone unheeded. Share Raleigh will give voters the opportunity to know which city council candidates stand with them in support of short term rental freedom,” said Woodcox.

Short term rentals are illegal in the city of Raleigh but the code enforcement period has been extended. After nearly two years of debate and consideration of the issue of short term rentals in Raleigh, the city council formed a Short Term Rental Task Force in January assigned to make a recommendation to the council regarding the legal issues surrounding short term rentals. The task force made its recommendation for legalizing short term rentals within the city at the council meeting held on June 6. The council failed to take a vote on the measure and referred the issue to the Economic Development and Innovation Committee.

More information can be found about Share Raleigh at www.shareraleigh.com

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