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 […]
Short-term rental giant Airbnb claims a City Council proposal would make short-term rentals illegal in residential areas.
Entire-home short-term vacation rentals have become a very real and serious problem in San Diego and elsewhere. Short-term vacation rentals are affecting affordable housing here and in other cities.
City leaders must update the laws to protect our neighborhoods, lay out clear rules for home-sharing and explicitly spell out where short-term rentals are a permissible use. Then, the city must enforce the law, something it is currently failing to do.
Many parts of our city have seen a dramatic rise in mini-motel operations in single-family neighborhoods despite zoning that prohibits hotel and motels.
Airbnb listings have grown 39 percent since last year, according to new data from Airbnb analytics company Beyond Pricing. The same six neighborhoods as last year are still home to nearly half of the city’s total Airbnb listings.