March 31 — As students, families, and others from across the country visit Broward County for spring break, more and more are utilizing short-term vacation rentals: a property rented more than three times a year for less than 30 days at a time. The Florida Legislature is considering multiple bills on this very subject including SB 824 and HB 987. Both would preempt cities from regulating vacation rentals such as imposing occupancy limits, requiring inspections, and removing the grandfather clause. This local zoning issue should be regulated at the local level not the state level.