As per request from Atlantic City Mayor Small and Council President Tibbitt, websites like AirBnB are now blocking all short-term rentals in Atlantic City. Until further notice. You can’t even book a place for New Years Eve 2021. WTF.
But wait, there’s more. All local, Jersey Shore real estate websites are still up and running. Plenty of Atlantic Cit,y short-term rental listings.
Whoa, it gets worse.
Wanna rent a room for a few days at the Hard Rock this July? No problem. Go online and reserve one.
Somebody call my main home boy, Jimmy Whitehead. We got some real estate apartheid going on here…Oppressed AC Taxpayer
WTF. The State of NJ just placed a large group of homeless inside some of our Atlantic City motels and hotels.
Anyone see a problem here?
Why would Mayor Small & Council President Tibbitt want to destroy one of the fastest growing segments of our economy?
Are they bowing to pressure from a voting block? We think so. Both Small and Tibbitt are soiling their pants. Re-election is far from certain for these two knuckleheads.
The ill-informed Joyce Molineax of the Atlantic City Democratic Party believes AirBnB is dangerous to young children. Yup. She said that during a January 2020 council meeting.
Watch Ms. Joyce as she reads from a script. Then see Council President Tibbitt respond. Pure pandering for votes. Foolish contempt for small business development in Atlantic City. WATCH VIDEO >
Molineax was a proud supporter of ousted Mayor, Frank Gilliam. The pint-sized political activist is a foot soldier for the Callaway machine. Got the Benjamins? We’ll get ya da votes. No matter how weak of a candidate you are.
Prior to AirBnB, weekly rentals in Atlantic City were nothing to write home about. Then came the advent of online, short-term rental platforms like AirBnB, VRBO, and Home-away. AC’s housing stock became more valuable.
Higher home values mean more tax dollars. A more vibrant economy. Blighted properties undergo makeovers. More tourists buying stuff. What’s not to like?
AC homes that languished for years getting snapped up, fixed up, and placed online for short-term renters to reserve.
But now, that’s all over. Short-sighted thinking from Small & Tibbitt. Dumb & Dumber.
If you’d normally use AirBnB to find a place to stay this summer, all bets are off. Mayor Marty Small forced AirBnB to completely shut down all AC rental listings. That’s how Party Marty rolls. Big Ego. Small Mind.
The NJ Governor recommends that all online platforms offering short-term rentals, be suspended. But Murphy is cool with realtors doing business on a one-on-one basis, with no open houses.
Towns like Atlantic City and Brigantine decided to specifically target AirBnB type rental listings. Whereas online platforms from local real estate companies are still allowed to operate their short-term rental business…. as usual.
It’s an ugly fact. Mayor Small & Councilman Tibbitt have single-handedly destroyed the economic livelihood of over 1,000 Atlantic City homeowners who depend on AirBnB for their livelihood. They need to rent their homes in order to pay those crazy Atlantic City property taxes.
Let that sink in for a bit.
The Mayor of Atlantic City, who has a household income of $300,000 with Cadillac healthcare and pension, is picking winners and losers. Both Mayor Small and his wife (AC High School Principal) enjoy lavish salaries, protected benefits, pension and more.
The losers: those who depend on AirBnB to pay their mortgage and ridiculous AC taxes.
The winners: local real estate offices and casino hotels that continue to offer short-term rentals & rooms throughout the Summer of 2020 and beyond.
#LearnedAndConfirmed. You my friend, have been royally scammed by Mayor Marty Small, and City Council President, George Tibbitt.