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10/5/2016 PS City Council Ban on STR Apartments
5/21/08 Doug Holland states, “We do look at the rental use as a use that is permitted under the code in regards to short term rental or vacation rentals”.
5/21/08 Ron Segal representing ONI says his neighborhood group’s initial preference was “to pass a referendum to ban Vacation Rentals altogether” but they felt they had to compromise.
5/21/08 Draft Event House Ordinance: Doug Holland states: “We have attempted to devise an ordinance that assume that the event house would continue as an ‘incidental’ use of property…”
7/30/08 Ginny Foat asks the city attorney; “What role does the City have in someone’s ability to rent their private property” Doug Holland answers; “This is a single family neighborhood, these properties are located in single family neighborhoods. There has been an argument that has been made, and it is a credible argument, that a single-family residence can only be used for a permanent residence. And a permanent residence is defined by our code as a tenancy that is at least a month-to-month tenancy. We basically say that a rental of 28 days or less constitutes a hotel use because we are going to require them to pay a TOT. So there is an argument that this is not a single-family use of property. But this City like many other cities, especially cities that in tourist desirable areas have recognized this is an issue so they come up with different ways of dealing with this issue.”
7/30/08 Lee Weigel asks the city attorney why we need an ordinance, “Isn’t there any number of ordinances that restrict noise and disruption?” Doug Holland answered: “The primary issue we have is that, as some of the residents have pointed out, we do have somewhat of a unique creature in the vacation rental, these are uses that one can question whether it is really appropriate in a residential or single-family neighborhood. In recognition of the fact that these are uses that we are trying to figure out how to make them compatible and work with neighboring properties there was a need to try and make sure we were identifying an appropriate standard of conduct that we expected from those people who were renting and occupying the units. We have experience with a great deal of noise problems from vacation rentals. The idea here was to try and assure the neighboring residents that we were adopting regulations that were going to address those issues…”
7/30/08 Doug Holland explains, at the beginning of his staff report; “This ordinance deals with what we describe as Event Houses. It’s a sort of a use that we believe slowly insinuated itself into the city repertoire of potential uses because it was viewed at least initially as an incidental use. The nature of this use expanded such that it really warrants some attention to trying to regulate it and deal with it at this level.”
7/30/08 Doug Holland say, in regards to Event Houses; “The idea was this is a classic case of where what we are trying to do is identify certain activities that are inconsistent with the idea a single-family neighborhood. And how do we insure that it going to be properly meshed with that neighborhood so as to minimize the impact that that activity is going to have on that neighborhood”.
He asks the council whether they want to continue to view them as such. If not, then they should be prohibited by a new ordinance. He then goes into possible restrictions and options if the council should decide to continue under incidental use.
37:21 Councilmember Weigel states “That as a policy this council has decided that this is important as a city that we should protect our citizens and their right to quiet enjoyment of their own property”.47:17 Vacation Rental Ordinance:
48:08 Doug Holland states, “We do look at the rental use as a use that is permitted under the code in regards to short term rental or vacation rentals”.
49:30 Public testimony:
Ron Segal representing the ‘angry residents of Palm Springs’. ‘In meeting after meeting the code enforcement committee for a period about 2 and ½ years we heard from the neighborhoods about the disturbances and sometimes havoc being caused by vacation rental and event houses.”
51:54 Ron Segal representing ONI says his neighborhood group’s initial preference was “to pass a referendum to ban Vacation Rentals altogether” but they felt they had to ‘compromise’.
53:06 Mr. Segal states that none of the issues were included in the ordinance. He said it was assumed the Vacation Rental Industry would no approve of them, so they agree to a reluctant compromise.