BREAKING NEWS: San Diego City Council 2nd Reading on Vacation Rental Regs Could Be Postponed

by on August 1, 2018 · 7 comments

in Ocean Beach

UPDATE: The City Council meeting will continue today, our reporter at the scene reports. The Council Hearing has started up again and public testimony is being taken.

[Editordude: our reporter can’t take anymore of the BS from the pro-Airbnb crowd, so he’s leaving.]

The OB Rag has just learned that today’s City Council meeting for a second reading on the ordinance on short term vacation rentals passed by the Council on July 16 may have to be postponed.

Our reporter on the spot told us that apparently today’s Council agenda had the former language of the Mission Beach “carve-out” still included in the “new” ordinance. The carve-out was deleted at the July 16 hearing.

This could mean there is improper notice of the agenda, which could be a huge factor in having the meeting postponed. And perhaps a violation of the Brown Act. Councilwoman Barbara Bry has proposed a postponement until next week. Bry, of course, is the author of the amendment added to Mayor Faulconer’s original proposal on the 16th.

The Council is in recess, currently, at 1:25pm.

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Avatar Jon Carr August 1, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Oh no, it’s still going. And one of the STR supporters literally just said the beach areas are not meant to be neighborhoods. Wow…..

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Avatar Jon Carr August 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm

If you want to raise your blood pressure, tune in and listen to the out of town investors and professional property managers tell our city it’s their right to violate our residential zoning laws live:
https://www.sandiego.gov/communications/citytv

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Avatar Matthew Gates August 1, 2018 at 6:08 pm

People have a right by the coastal commission to have access to the beaches. The coastal commission has decided that the banning of STVR are in direct violation of the rights people from all around the world have to visiting our beaches. If you want to talk about ruining affordable housing at the beach, you should of said something 30 years again when all of the mega billionaire hotels moved in.

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Avatar SaneVoice August 2, 2018 at 10:53 am

They do have access to the beaches and they have hotels to stay in. But nice try, Matthew Gates, owner of Gates Vacation Homes.

https://www.facebook.com/matt.gates.54

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Avatar Michael August 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Families can still go to the beach, they just can’t rent a black market hotel there. You can easily get a hotel room and uber to and from the beach a lot cheaper than your top dollar rental rates. It’s not affordable and it’s ironic you would adopt that argument while increasing housing costs via using your property for a commercial use.

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Avatar Chris August 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm
Avatar Doug Blackwood August 1, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Great job Frank, keep up the good work!
We residents are the people that make our communities desirable:
not investors, not 2nd home whiners that want us to subsidize their purchases !
Hold fast Council members: we vote; & are paying attention!

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