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As mayor, Steve Allender may be able to address problems he couldn't as police chief.
As mayor, Steve Allender may be able to address problems he couldn't as police chief.
Scott Hall
October 13, 2016

Rapid City Mayor Turns Attention to Problem Landlords

Just over a week after the Rapid City Council voted down a measure to regulate short-term rentals, Mayor Steve Allender wants to pursue what he considers the bigger problem: long-term rental properties and landlords that don't keep them up. The Rapid City Journal reported that Allender sent a letter to the council members about it. He stated he had previously worked on the problem with "slumlords" during his time as police chief, but the then-mayor did not support his plan. City staff will likely be assigned to the issue, as well rewriting the short-term rentals ordinance to address real problems and not target seasonal residents.

Stories on the Rapid City Council are linked in the Black Hill Knowledge Network's online news archive.

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