This firm represents the City of Fort Pierce, defendant in litigation involving the City’s permitting of “vacation rental” uses. The issues in such case are seen to overlap in a suit recently involving Miami, in City of Miami v. AIRBNB, Inc., __ So.3rd __, Case no. 17-8999 (Fla. 3rd DCA 12/5/18), 43 FLWD 2700.
In City of Miami, there is reference to “(1) the City of Miami’s zoning ordinance, Miami 21, which limits the T3 zone to permanent residential use, and (2) the City’s 2015 Zoning Interpretation of Miami 21 that declares ‘using a Single Family residence or Two Family-Housing (a duplex) within a T3 transect zone to provide rental accommodations per night, week, or anything less than one month would constitute an activity in violation of Miami 21.”
Please kindly provide me, at immediate convenience, with copies of both documents, the “Miami 21” ordinance as well as the related 2015 “Zoning Interpretation”. This request is intended to be given effect as a public records request under the authority conferred by Fla.Stat. sec. 119.011. Such request is submitted to you upon assumption that you are the custodian designated for responding in these matters. But should that responsibility be assigned elsewhere, your courtesy in assisting with redirection as necessary will be cause for gratitude. If prepayment should be required, consideration in so advising promptly will be greatly appreciated. Thanking you for your attention, I am and shall ever continue to remain, as always,
Most Cordially and Respectfully Yours,
James T. Walker, Esq.