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Too Much Of A Good Thing

 

Last updated 8/4/2021 at 3:43pm



Stop the marketing. Not all tourism is terrible, but too much of a good thing is terrible. I understand businesses need tourism, but we have got too many visitors coming here. In the past, Asheville was the magnet, but now Transylvania County is loaded with short-term rentals that are now occupied year round. Neighborhoods have disappeared; affordable housing has disappeared; and rents have sky rocketed if anyone can even find a long-term rental. Again, the taxpayers will be required to pay higher property taxes to subsidize new infrastructure to build affordable housing.

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