Those against short-term rentals would have the city legislate based on emotion and polarization, rushing to ban a decades-old practice with no data to corroborate any adverse effects.
It’s already hard enough to find affordable homes in San Diego. Our elected leaders should not consider a proposal that will make it harder.
Allowing commercial use, or businesses, to operate in residential zones violates the fundamental principle of zoning – a place for everything, and everything in its place.
On this week’s podcast, Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis and Sara Libby sit down with Assemblyman Brian Maienschein to discuss his crucial vote on a bill to fund affordable housing.
The right framework for San Diego will balance the range of objectives while remaining foremost committed to safety and security.
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.
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.
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 […]