San Diego City Council Can’t Find a Majority to Set Policy on Short Term Rentals

by on December 12, 2017 · 2 comments

in Ocean Beach

After a long 10 hour day of hearings, the San Diego City Council by Tuesday night could not find the 5 votes needed to set policy on short term vacation rentals.

Finally, after no majority vote on any of the proposed ordinances came to fruitation, council President Myrtle Cole ended the hearing. What comes next is unclear.

CBS8 reported:

At one point, support appeared to be coalescing over allowing homeowners to rent out rooms in their residences without major restrictions, while limiting rentals of entire homes — in which the owner wouldn’t live on- site.

The council members were stymied, though, by language that could have raised legal issues over equal protection. That involved whether to limit the issuance of permits to those with primary residency within San Diego city limits. …

Bry dropped a provision that would have limited renting to a total of 90 days a year after the California Coastal Commission, under pressure to increase public access to beach areas, sent a letter that suggested staff would oppose such a restriction. …

Bry also adopted Ward’s proposal to require a three-day minimum stay for visitors at residences in areas covered by the Coastal Commission. In its letter, commission staff said it would be inclined to back the requirement.

We’ll have more on this on Wednesday. Stayed tuned.


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Debbie December 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

I do not know all the details concerning STVR’s and wonder….

What is the Mayor’s position?


Frank Gormlie December 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

We’ll have an update later Wed morning.


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