Originally Posted by Minnewaska
I think, in our area, that boaters (liveaboard or not) are considered a significant contributor to the economy. Without the marine industry, RI would probably shut the lights off and close.
Tell that to the HOMEOWNER who is paying taxes which support the local SCHOOLS, POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, etc., which we liveaboards are NOT contributing to.
When I was in Sausalito, CA., these issues were brought up numerous times in town meetings.
Nobody is diminishing their feelings towards liveaboards because of the diminishing valuation of land homes, or because of any marine related influx to the general economy of the area.