Steve Shuttleworth is the only incumbent running for Carolina Beach Town Council. He’s a land developer and real estate broker, and has served on council since 2011. He wants to continue prioritizing business and tourism, as well as the interests of local residents.
Jay Healy is running for a seat on Carolina Beach Town Council. His biggest concern? Finding a qualified town manager. With such a large budget, he says hiring the right person will save the town a lot of money. His other main priority is saving the town’s character.
The City of Wilmington now has a short-term rental policy. After batting last night over specific conditions, the council passed the ordinance 4-2 with Councilman Kevin O’Grady walking out before the vote.
Listen to the CoastLine Candidate Interview with Mayor Bill Saffo here.
Wilmington is home to more than 117-thousand people. That’s growth of about 11,000 people since the last census in 2010. 73% of the population identifies as white, less than 20% is African-American, and 6% is Latino or Hispanic.
There is a growing movement around the country among municipalities to regulate short-term rentals. And by that, we’re often talking about a single-family home frequently rented through a website such as Airbnb or VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) for a few days at a time.