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File #: 2021-160    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/2/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER THE REGULATION OR PROHIBITION OF SHORT TERM RENTALS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF AND THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE (CITY COUNCIL)
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER THE REGULATION OR PROHIBITION OF SHORT TERM RENTALS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF AND THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The City Council has requested staff to provide options available for the City Council's consideration related to the regulation or prohibition of short term rentals. This staff report will provide definitions, describe adverse impacts and benefits, and provide examples of how regulation of short term rentals has been implemented in other cities. The City Council can choose from a variety of regulations to tailor to the needs of the community.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following action:
1. PROVIDE direction to Staff and the City Attorney's Office regarding prohibition or adoption of regulations for short term rentals.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

1. MAKE NO CHANGES to current regulations on short term rentals; OR
2. TAKE any other action the City Council deems appropriate.

IV. BACKGROUND

Short term rentals have become an increasingly common and popular option for travelers, as well as for party hosts and their attendees. A short term rental is broadly defined as the renting out of a furnished home, apartment or condominium, or a room in a home, apartment or condominium for a period of less than 30 to 31 days. Short term rentals tend to be located within residential neighborhoods.
Short term rentals are often reserved through an online platform such as Airbnb, VRBO, Flipkey, or Homestay. The typical transaction involves a property owner, or "operator," listing their residential property on a short term rental website. A potential guest will then reserve and pay for the short term rental through the same website. More often than not, the entire transaction occurs over the internet.
Short term rentals are often used for weekend getaways or business travel, but also by individuals hosting parties and ...

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