ShortTerm Rental Legal Defense Fund

$7,510 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 3 months
South Portland is perilously close to passing a ban on almost all short term rentals in the city. This egregious  ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on 4/15/2018 with no public input beyond the limited city council meetings where councilors arrived at the table already pre-disposed to ban STRs in the city. Additionally, there are no provisions in the process to allow for honoring current reservations past 4/15/2018 and all violations will be subject to a $1000/ day fine. Please join our group as we raise funds to fight this battle in court. A core group of us have already contributed $5000 and have pledged to contribute to a second round of funding but we need to call on our fellow neighbors and short term rental owners in South Portland to join our cause. The funds will be used immediately for legal support only. We have hired Frank Chowdry to represent us and funds will be transfered to our retainer account with him after withrdawl from this GoFundMe page. Proceeds will only be used for our legal defense headed by our attorney.

We would also ask that supporters of rentals in South Portland also please contribute. If you have family that visits or if you've needed to rent a home here for any reason yourself, please consider supporting this cause. Once this ordinance passes, it will be very difficult to amend. Time is of the essence to stop this ordinance from going into effect! Contribute now to keep South Portland open to the positive contributions that short term rentals provide!
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$7,510 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 3 months
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$250
Michael Allen
3 months ago
$100
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3 months ago
BF
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BRUCE & LYNDA FLEURY
3 months ago
$150
Joan Ingram
3 months ago
KB
$200
K Blake
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
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3 months ago (Offline Donation)
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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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