Coalition of Community Groups Opposes Faulconer’s Short Term Rental Plan and Makes Own Recommendations

by on July 11, 2018 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach, San Diego

City Council hearing on STVRs, December 2017

Public Forum on STVRs – Thursday, July 12

A San Diego coalition of town councils – including the Ocean Beach Town Council – and other community groups has just strongly come out against Mayor Faulconer’s proposed ordinance on regulating short term vacation rentals, and instead have their own set of recommendations and proposals.

The coalition, called the San Diego Community Short Term Vacation Rental Working Group, is trying to gear up San Diegans opposed to STVRs to attend the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday, July 16 where they are set to vote and pass regulations on the controversial rentals.

The STVR Working Group is also hosting a public forum on July 12 to answer questions or concerns about how the proposed Faulconer ordinance will affect schools and residential neighborhoods of San Diego (more below).

Here is their press release from July 9:

From the SD Community Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Working Group

City Council will vote and pass STVR Regulations on July 16th 2018.

The SD Community STVR Working Group is a community-wide ad-hoc group formed to give voice to residents and businesses in the  development of SD STVR Regulations.

Its membership includes Clairemont, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach Town Councils, Neighbors for Residents, University City  Community Association, Pacific Beach Planning Group and many experts.

The Working Group Philosophy and Policies were embedded in a set of Recommendations for STVR Regulations provided to the Mayor earlier this year. Community consensus is that regulations should include dedicated funds, permitting, monitoring, enforcement and penalties for violations.

Neighbors need to know the locations and ownership of STVRs, to ensure that STVRs are good neighbors, and if there are problems, prompt attention is assured.

Mayor Faulconer’s Short Term Vacation Proposed Ordinances and accompanying changes to the San Diego Municipal Code were recently released, in anticipation of the City Council vote scheduled for July 16th, 2018 .

The Working Group is strongly opposed to two key provisions:

Primary Residence Plus One – The right to operate a short term rental should be restricted to Primary Residence Only.

Discriminatory Treatment of Neighborhoods Without Community Input – The proposed ordinances establish a precedent of unlimited number of permits allowed in one neighborhood and a three night minimum in only some neighborhoods.

PUBLIC MEETING OF THE SD COMMUNITY STVR WORKING GROUP

The SD Community STVR Working Group is holding a public forum to answer questions or concerns about how the proposed short term vacation rental ordinance will affect schools and residential neighborhoods of San Diego.

You are invited to review our Working Group Recommendations (refer http://lajollatowncouncil.org/) and add your voice.

Join us July 12th, 2018 at a public meeting of the Working Group hosted by the La Jolla Town Council at the La Jolla Recreation Center 615 Prospect Street, La Jolla @ 6:00pm. All are welcome.

For more Information contact: Ann Kerr Bache, Working Group Chair (president@lajollatowncouncil.org)

Here are the recommendations:

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