Homewood council seeks public input on hotel-stay limit

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HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — The Homewood city council is holding a public hearing Monday at 6 p.m. to seek input on a possible limit on the number of days guests can stay in hotel rooms.

The council is considering a 180-day limit, which councilor Barry Smith says would align the city’s ordinance with state codes. Smith says hotels in Homewood already are designated for transient or short-term use, but there’s currently no definition for what that means. 

Smith says the council has heard from the public several times during committee meetings. Tonight, citizens can speak before the entire council. If there are no problems, Smith says the council could move forward with the new ordinance. She says it could go into effect as early as July. 

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