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.
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