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Scottsdale prepares to makes updates to its nuisance party ordinances

Potential updates might be made to a Scottsdale ordinance related to regulating disruptive and noisy short-term rentals. The City Council will meet Monday to consider amending city code to tackle the issues.

Changes to the ordinance aim to address different concerns. They relate to holding promoters accountable for causing nuisance parties, giving police the authority to remove non-residents from property after the declaration of a nuisance party and prohibiting minors from renting short-term rental properties. 

Feedback from the city highlighted the extent of the problem.

Brent Stockwell is Scottsdale's assistant city manager. 

“So not a week goes by where we do not hear from residents that live near short term rentals concerned about either a nuisance party happening or their concern that a nuisance party is happening," he said.

Stockwell also says officials want people to reach out regarding problems with short-term rentals.

“So we really want to make sure that people understand that we're a resource here to help. And we'll do everything that's within our authority to address problems associated with short-term rentals," he said.

According to the city, nuisance party calls for service in January to March 2024 increased 73% when compared to last year.

Ignacio Ventura is a reporter for KJZZ. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in news media and society.