Vacation rentals are a hot topic for the Tri-City Council | Local News

Municipal leaders from Lake Havasu City, Bullhead and Kingman will meet in Havasu today for the first Tri-City Council meeting of 2022. The Council meets quarterly to discuss various regional issues affecting the three towns in the county of Mohave.

Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy is expected to lead a discussion on short-term rental legislation, which is expected to be a hot topic again during Arizona’s 2022 legislative session that began last week. Sheehy previously told Today’s News-Herald that efforts to restore some local control to the short-term rental industry will continue to be a top priority for the city during the current legislative session – as c This has been the case since a 2016 state law banned local regulations. on vacation rentals.

The council will also receive a broader update on the state’s legislative session from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns.

Transportation will be a major topic of conversation throughout the meeting, with several related items on the agenda. A representative from the Arizona Department of Transportation should provide an update on various ADOT projects underway or in county plans. Kevin Adam of the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council is also expected to brief the Tri-City Council on his organization’s priorities. The council will also hear a presentation from the Western Arizona Council of Government on its Regional Transit Implementation Plan, which is currently evaluating the feasibility of regional transit services according to the WACOG website.

The board will also receive a covid-19 update from the Mohave County Health Department as the number of positive cases and hospitalizations have started to rise again in recent weeks.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Lake Havasu City Council Chambers, located inside the police facility at 2360 N. McCulloch Blvd. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person or request to join the call remotely on Zoom by emailing williamsk@lhcaz.gov no later than 9 a.m. today.

Jessica C. Bell