Short Term Rentals Won’t Go Before San Diego City Council Until June

by on April 10, 2018 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

It doesn’t look like the hot issue of short term vacation rentals will go before the San Diego City Council until June.

“We anticipate the issue of short term vacation rentals won’t be before Council until June,” Donna Cleary, Communications Manager for Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s office told the OB Rag this morning.

Right now, Mayor Kevin Faulconer is wrestling with time and political pressure to come up with a compromise on this most contentious of issue where he has to find the support of 5 councilmembers. “It’s completely in the Mayor’s office,” Cleary said.

This may be relief for some in Ocean Beach – as Zapf representative Conrad Wear had warned an OB Town Council meeting recently the issue was going to come before Council in April. Of course, it’s not a relief for those being injured by nearly party houses and mini-hotels still unregulated.

Cleary wasn’t certain whether the issue would go back to the Council’s sub-committee, the Land Use, Transportation and Housing committee. “It’s been to committee three times,” Cleary explained, rather exasperated, and rightly so. “It’s been to committee three times and Council three times,” she added.

Cleary also reminded us that the Council deals with the budget in May – which will be their primary focus – and therefore, they wouldn’t touch the short term rental quagmire until after the dust settles on all the money to be spent.

So, it won’t be on the political agenda before June.


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ObKid April 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Don’t even recognize my block anymore, pseudo-hotels with constant guests coming and going. Every unique house in OB is most likely on Air BnB. Meanwhile, can’t find a house under 750K nor rent for under $2500. something is clearly wrong here, not sure how the politicians can support STVRs nor can I understand how silent the Hotel lobby is.

If you live in OB and own and rent an STVR you are greedy pigs who deserve what is coming to you.


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