Downtown hoteliers worry growing street homelessness could hamper local tourism, and they’ve taken their message to the mayor.
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.
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.
San Diego won’t get a vacation from the debate over short-term rentals in 2016. Here’s a look at the issues that’ll be up for consideration early next year.
NBC’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis delve deep into the hotel tax, a new proposal to overhaul it and what it will take to get voters to approve it on this week’s San Diego Explained.
City staffers released draft recommendations Wednesday for an ordinance that would allow at least some short-term renting in San Diego. Emails obtained by VOSD indicate a measure was ready in early July but the mayor’s office held it when Council members disagreed on some of the specifics.
Data shows that a large chunk of short-term rentals in San Diego are run by big companies, not individual owners. Proponents of a ban on non-owner-occupied short-term rentals say that’s a formula for disaster. Those companies say it’s just the opposite: Unlike individual operators, they have the resources to police problem tenants.
San Diego’s short-term vacation rentals are in a bit of a legal gray area. But they might not be for long.
Spoiler alert: It’s got nothing to do with attendance. It does have to do with us.