Overnight renters are not neighbors
We bought our home in La Quinta Cove in 2012 and have put many hours of labor into fixing it up. This neighborhood is a gem, and we thoroughly enjoy everything it offers … until the weekends arrive.
Short-term vacation renters, usually crowds of young adults, arrive here for weekends of partying.
They pay good money to rent a home and feel entitled to party as they wish, all day long and into the late night hours.
We’ve tried to address the issue directly, but the renter’s response is either an apology without change or a reply telling us to mind our own business. We’ve had one short-term party house behind us for years and now we have another short-term rental beside us.
A community filled with short-term rentals is not a community. Short-term visitors come and go with little respect for surrounding residents.
We recently heard about a group called Neighbors For Neighborhoods, a group of residents proposing an end to short-term rentals.
These are people who value their community; they are neighbors who know their neighbors. They are people who care and are deeply disturbed by the disruptions caused by short-term rentals. We fully support this group and hope the city of La Quinta will listen to their concerns.
Mariel Swann and John Spick, La Quinta
When a candidate is a veteran, why can’t voters know?
All this talk about the titles under your name on a ballot is out of whack. Of course, if you are an “incumbent,” then there is not a problem. And if you were an “appointed incumbent,” then you can use that title too.
My problem is that I was prohibited from using the word “veteran” as part of my ballot listing when I ran for mayor of La Quinta in 2020. My friend could not use “past city commissioner” or US Foreign Service.
If we can volunteer to serve our country and place ourselves in harm’s way, why can we not let the voters know?
The people in charge that refuse to allow this at the county registrar’s office hopefully can correct this for the upcoming 2022 election as it is only a few months away.
Robert F. Sylk, La Quinta
What manner of idiocracy are we living in when the water company is telling us, in order to save a few gallons of water a week, to turn off the water while brushing our teeth, not to water our lawns in the daytime, that restaurants cannot serve us water unless we ask for it, and who knows what’s next?
Meanwhile, our planning commissions are saying it’s OK for hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to be squandered for wave parks and lagoons in our arid desert environment. Are the inmates really running the asylum?
Mike Cappi, La Quinta