Local government leaders to hold news conference supporting short-term rental compromise legislation

Matt Bach
Michigan Municipal League
C: (810) 874-1073; [email protected]


Local government leaders to hold news conference supporting short-term rental compromise legislation

WHAT: The Michigan Municipal League and local government leaders will hold a virtual news conference Monday morning to call attention to compromise legislation being developed that will balance the needs of short-term rental owners, permanent residents, and vacationers. Current legislation, SB 446 and HB 4722, create a one-size-fits-all policy that only caters to short-term rental owners. Newly introduced legislation like HB 4985 and others soon-to-be introduced make clear that short-term rentals are allowed in Michigan while also giving local communities the right to implement reasonable regulations that suit their unique housing needs.

Dan Gilmartin, League CEO
Mark Washington, Grand Rapids city manager
Bridget Smith, Frankenmuth City Manager
Derek Lemanski, Short-term rental order in Frankenmuth
Jenn Hill, Marquette Mayor Pro Tem

WHERE: Virtual news conference to be held over the Zoom link below.

League members and the public are also invite to watch the live stream of the news conference on our Facebook page:

WHEN: Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m.


Josh Hovey, Martin Waymire
C: 517-712-5829  |  E: [email protected]

Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League
C: (810) 874-1073  |  [email protected]

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