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Biloxi faces questions over short-term condominium rentals

January 12, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is delaying a decision on whether to allow additional short-term rentals in a condominium complex.

WLOX-TV reports the Biloxi City Council heard from people for and against the request last week.

Opponents of short-term rentals sat on one side of the City Council chamber. Many of them were residents of Cypress Cove Condos. Resident Sandy Johengen says one of the short-term rental units in the complex “had garbage all over and cigarette butts all over the ground.”

On the other side of the room sat a handful of people who own property at Cypress Cove and are in favor of short-term rentals. Some said they would face financial disaster if Biloxi denies requests for short-term rentals.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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