The purpose of this chapter is to accommodate the tradition of opening up one's residence to travelers as they pass through the community.  This tradition has been brought into the 20th century in a form called "Bed and Breakfast Establishments" or “Vacation Rentals”. This chapter is intended to encourage the development of such facilities in the city, while at the same time establishing minimum regulations which are intended to protect and preserve the character of the neighborhoods in which these facilities are usually found and to protect the traveling public.  Further, this trend is seen as one way to preserve and perhaps restore some of the city's more valuable historically and architecturally significant structures that might otherwise be lost due to economic conditions.
(Ord. 7508, passed 3-5-91; Am. Ord. 9043, passed 4-5-16)