The new regulatory framework for short-term vacation rentals should drive economic development, support local families and protect neighborhood quality of life.
Short-term rental platforms Airbnb and HomeAway claim Councilwoman Barbara Bry’s proposed vacation-rental regulations would hamstring rental operators in the city.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has avoided weighing in on a more than two-year debate over how to regulate short-term rentals, instead punting the controversy to the City Council.
Thank you for your coverage of San Diego’s short-term vacation rental issues. Your articles have brought to light many important facts, and yes, I agree the policy-making process has been dysfunctional. I see that changing. Now, the mayor and the City Council agree there is a housing crisis. Low vacancy rates and the resulting higher […]
As the debate over vacation rental regulations drags on, confusion dominates. The latest chapter in the debacle came Monday during a City Council vote that could add yet another wrinkle to a dysfunctional policy-making process.
San Diego’s not stepping up enforcement of short-term rentals despite City Attorney Mara Elliott’s memo declaring them illegal.
On the latest episode of the VOSD podcast, we revisit the City Council’s anticlimactic decision not to ban short-term vacation rentals, and the odd political move that put it on the table in the first place.
A City Council majority rejected Council President Sherri Lightner’s attempt to bar many vacation rentals, leaving those concerned by their proliferation to wait again.
The top Coastal Commission official in the region thinks that agency will need to sign off on City Council President Sherri Lightner’s short-term rental proposal before it can go into effect.
Hundreds of San Diegans are renting out rooms using Airbnb and other online sites despite confusion about whether the practice is actually legal. Current city code is vague and has allowed the upswing in whole-home rentals and partial home sharing to continue. In some parts of San Diego, especially along the coast, the vacation rental war […]