SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS

Short-term Vacation Rentals

Protecting our existing housing stock by curbing short-term vacation rentals

Excessive short-term vacation rentals have taken far too many housing units off of the rental market in San Diego, exacerbating our housing shortage. The San Diego City Council has failed to enact meaningful and reasonable regulations, choosing instead to waste time on proposals that failed to achieve consensus and resulted in a referendum, leaving us at square one without any relief.

I believe a solution can be reached that will regulate short term rentals and stop speculative corporate entities from gobbling up existing housing stock.

The City Attorney has determined that short-term rentals are not a permitted use under the Municipal Code. While the Mayor and City Council could right now choose to enforce current law, they have not. Therefore, as Mayor, I intend to enforce the law as it stands. If we don’t like the law, we should change it — and I will convene all stakeholders in this debate to once-and-for-all put sensible short-term vacation rental regulations on the books.

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