Help Save Short Term Rentals in California!
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee will consider AB 1731, which seeks to regulate short-term rentals within the California Coastal Zone. Specifically, the bill would limit hosting to ones’ primary residence. In addition, it would limit unhosted stays to 30 days per year. The bill would have a crushing impact on families and individuals who want to affordably visit the coast. You can read the full text of the bill here.
What you can do
Please write a letter to the Judiciary Committee opposing AB 1731. A email blast was sent out to all of our members with details on how to do this. If you did not receive it, please click the link below to sign up for our mailing list and we will send you the information.
What you can do
What's happened so far
On July 16, 2018 City Council passed a de-facto ban that restricted short term rentals to primary residence only with a maximum of 6 months of renting.
This decision represented a massive loss for both property rights and the tourism industry in San Diego. The Council’s decision would have left thousands of short term rental hosts without a lifeline and even more small business crippled with losses in revenue, not to mention eliminated thousands of jobs that rely on the short-term-rental industry.
Steps we've taken to fight back
Share San Diego worked with home sharing platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway to help overturn this de facto ban on short term rentals. Together we led an expensive referendum on the de facto ban by gathering signatures from more than the required 5% of the voters in the City of San Diego
As a result, City council was given the option to either rescind the ordinance they passed or send it to the ballot for San Diegans to decide, and they chose to rescind it on October 22, 2018.
Your donations and support helped us get this far, but the fight is not over and as the opposition vows to not give up, we will continue to work on your behalf to strive for a fair and reasonable ordinance in San Diego!
Contact your council members
And let them know you want a fair and reasonable ordinance! We have seen this City Council pass a ban and then rescind it after they heard your voices loud and clear, so please continue to reach out.