- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

OCEAN SPINGS, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Spring property owners who rent their houses as short-term vacation rentals went before city aldermen to discuss the financial benefits their businesses offer the city.

Don Abrams told city officials Tuesday night that a conservative estimate indicates the small group of existing vacation rentals would put $1.7 million a year into the city’s economy.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1yOxsy0) the city is considering an ordinance that would regulate and tax the businesses.

Sticking points in the ordinance include allowing neighboring homeowners within 300 feet of a property to veto it as a rental, without cause. Supporters say that’s a stipulation that could kill the rental business.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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