At Monday evening’s meeting of the Lake Bluff Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (“PCZBA”), four PCZBA members voted to prohibit short-term rentals in Lake Bluff. We thank them for agreeing with many of the Village’s citizens on this issue.
Taking a contrary view, the Chairman of the PCZBA remarked “there’s a lot of fear in the village about transients”* and implored taxpayers to embrace the operation of hotels in our village’s neighborhoods.
But in a newspaper article from 1995 regarding the Village’s contemplated annexation of Knollwood, the Chairman was quoted as follows:
“‘Lake Bluff is not a transient community,’ said Steve Kraus, a member of the Plan Commission. ‘Lake Bluff is dramatically different than other suburbs in this.’”**
*Video of March 19, 2018 PCZBA meeting at 1:52:18, available at https://vimeo.com/260989881.
**Denise Thornton, Some Fear Lake Bluff Could Lose Appeal, Chicago Tribune, July 22, 1995, available at http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-07-22/news/9507220095_1_annexation-village-board-village-resident (last checked March 20, 2018).
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