Yesterday’s City Council decision is an important step towards fair and effective short-term rental regulations in San Diego. Over the last few months, tens of thousands of local residents stood up in support of the long standing vacation rental community through signing petitions, testifying at hearings, and speaking with their neighbors. This rescission passed because […]
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On Monday, the San Diego City Clerk presented the notice of sufficiency to the San Diego City Council, stating the referendum has been certified. The Clerk noted the City Council only has only two options now: Rescind their July 16 ordinance or Place the ordinance before the voters at a future date They will make […]
Over 62,000 San Diegans — nearly twice the amount needed — signed the petition to stop the de-facto ban on short-term rentals because they agree there is a better solution than the onerous law that was passed. Short-term rentals are an important property right that help owners, managers and hosts earn valuable extra income, contribute […]
A Record 15,000 Airbnb Guests Visited San Diego Over the Labor Day Weekend, Resulting in $5.2 Revenue for San Diego
This Labor Day weekend, 15,000 travelers used Airbnb to visit San Diego, according to new Airbnb booking data. With roughly three quarters of Airbnb listings located outside hotel zones, short-term rentals bring economic activity to neighborhoods around San Diego. This past Labor Day weekend, Airbnb hosts across San Diego earned $5.2 million. A recent study […]
With your support and contributions throughout this past month, Share San Diego today joined HomeAway and Airbnb to successfully submit more signatures than needed to the Registrar of Voters to qualify a referendum. We were joined by San Diego Councilmember Scott Sherman, local homeowners, short-term rental hosts, small businesses and community leaders. For years we have […]
Small business leaders across San Diego’s neighborhoods joined together to call for fair and reasonable short term rental regulations, urging San Diego residents to sign petitions to qualify a referendum. Last year, local economist Alan Nevin found that the overall economic impact of short-term rentals to San Diego was $481.8 million – important revenue for […]
My Name is Aaron and I originally came to San Diego from Idaho 23 years ago pursuing a beach volleyball career and a new life here in Mission Beach. I spent weeks and months training, working locally and surviving on P.B and J’s and Top Ramen at the same time moving from one rental to another in Mission Beach until my eventual income allowed me to finally purchase a 2BR/2BA condo just south of Belmont Park. I eventually married and lived into that unit for the next 17 years. We eventually had a young boy and then 2 years later a lil’ girl, while still living in that small 2 bedroom. We loved the idea of raising a small family here in Mission Beach, surfing, sailing and of course beach volleyball. As you can imagine, we eventually out-grew our lovely unit and had to seek a larger place to live. However, a larger unit means much more money and we would have to rent for we could not afford to buy another place. We did not want to leave Mission Beach though, so we looked and looked for the right place for our family...
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company collected and remitted over $13.8 million in tax revenue to the city of San Diego on behalf of its hosts from July 1, 2017 to June 20, 2018. In 2015, Airbnb partnered with the City of San Diego to collect and remit the 10.5 percent Transient Occupancy Tax […]
In a recent Medium article, Gary Shapiro, CEO of CTATech (which produces CES), and author of Ninja Innovation and The Comeback called the San Diego City council out for its irrational basis for the recent ban: “Proponents of the rule say tourism is the problem: Out-of-town investors buy up property and use it to make money for themselves, […]
Airbnb has just released a report showcasing how teachers benefit from home sharing and the sharing economy. As summer ends and teachers return to the classroom, they are finding that many teachers in San Diego depend on short term renting to get through the summer months and earn valuable extra income.