I attended the July 25 Seaside City Council meeting to support my neighbor, Frank "Corey" Buck, in his appeal of the conditional use permit issued to his next door neighbor for a vacation rental dwelling.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, four of us spoke about the interactions we've had with the people who are renting those VRDs, and the negative impact they've had on our lives, our neighborhoods and the infrastructure, such as the increased demand for electricity, water and waste disposal. The issue regarding the multitude of illegal vacation rentals in the area was also addressed.