A Note Of Thanks From "Put Nantucket Neighborhoods First"

Charity Benz and Emmy Kilvert •

To the editor: Thank you to the record number of voters who came to Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, to participate and vote your view on so many articles but, above all, those about short-term rentals (STRs). This discussion is far from over, but the defeat of Article 59 permits us to consider better alternatives.

We are committed to listening to and working with all STR stakeholders who are interested in good faith discussions seeking a resolution of this important matter. Our objective is to give the overall security and stability of the island and its year-round neighborhoods and residents first priority, rather than the interests of those who only seek to profit from Nantucket. We appreciate the faith in that goal shown by your votes. It resonated.

Thank you, in particular, to those who stood to express their views to their fellow voters, and also to everyone else who voiced their views by pushing "button 2" to reject Article 59. That collective action may have saved our island. We are grateful and honored by your help. We will stay in touch.

Charity Benz and Emily Kilvert, et al for
Put Nantucket Neighborhoods First

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