CITY OF BROOKINGS
Press Release: For immediate release
March 26, 2020
Temporary Restriction on Lodging Facilities
On March 26, 2020, the City of Brookings, during a special meeting, adopted a resolution temporarily restricting the rental of Transient Lodging Facilities (TLF) until May 1, 2020. A TLF is any business required to collect transient occupancy taxes, including, but not limited to motels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and RV parks.
During this time, only persons in the trucking industry, victims of domestic violence, health care workers, government workers, first responders and other persons deemed by the City, County or the State to be essential or necessary during the pandemic, persons seeking to use the transient lodging facilities to responsibly quarantine themselves (if allowed by the TLF owner), and residents within the 97415 zip code will be permitted to rent lodging facilities. Lodging facilities will be required turn away anyone who does not meet the listed qualifications.
The Council understands this crisis is having a profound impact on our local economy and our local businesses. They did not take the adoption of this resolution lightly and felt that adoption was imperative to helping ensure the health and safety of our citizens.
This Resolution is in agreement with Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Orders directing individuals to minimize travel, other than essential travel to or from a home, residence, or workplace, for obtaining or providing food, shelter, essential consumer needs, education, health care, or emergency services; for essential business and government services; for the care of family members, household members, elderly persons, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities or vulnerable persons, and pets or livestock.
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