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File #: 22-645    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Receive and File a Short Term Rental Update
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Map of Permitted STRs July 2022, 2. Att#2 Map of Permitted STRs with Complaints July 2022, 3. Att#3 Map of Unpermitted STRs July 2022, 4. Att#4 Master List of Approved STRs July 2022

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development

PREPARED BY: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development

Receive and File a Short Term Rental Update

Statement of Issue:
The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 4224 to regulate short term rentals (STRs), which became effective in February 2021. The ordinance would permit only hosted STRs citywide, with the exception of Sunset Beach where property owners could apply to obtain a permit for non-hosted STRs until September 1, 2021, six months after the adoption of the fee resolution. The City Council's intent was to take incremental steps in legalizing STRs, which were previously prohibited. The City Council expressed interest in reviewing data related to the implementation of the ordinance. This report is a snapshot of the experience to date.

Financial Impact:
There is no financial impact associated with this item.

Recommended Action:
Receive and file this report.

Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the recommended action.


At the Strategic Planning Retreat in February 2019, the City Council directed staff to conduct a study session on the opportunities and challenges associated with STRs. A study session was conducted on September 3, 2019, where staff presented an overview of STRs in Huntington Beach and provided case studies of STRs in four coastal cities (Carlsbad, Carpinteria, Newport Beach, and Pismo Beach), as well as a range of approaches in regulating STRs in the coastal zone. Based on City Council feedback, staff conducted community outreach and additional research and returned to the City Council the following year.
At the September 21, 2020 City Council meeting, staff presented additional information regarding STRs, including three regulatory framework alternatives (low th...

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