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Vacation rental execs argue Ouray measure is punitive, will damage economy

By Mike Wiggins on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Two executives with a vacation home management company that oversees dozens of properties in Ouray urged the City Council Monday not to ask voters to approve a 15% tax on short-term rentals, arguing it’s excessive and will harm the city’s tourism economy. Premier Vacation Rentals Group co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Chris Bettin and Chief Operating Officer Mary Beth Miles tried to…