(A)   The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the use of residential units as short term rentals in order to:
      (1)   Protect the integrity of the city’s neighborhoods and the quality of life of its citizens;
      (2)   Establish a system to track the short term rental inventory in the city;
      (3)   To protect the health and safety of occupants of short term rental units;
      (4)   To ensure a level playing field for individuals in the short term rental market; and
      (5)   To protect the residential character of the residential districts of the city.
   (B)   The following definitions apply:
      RENTAL OCCUPANT.  Any person who, in exchange for compensation paid, occupies a dwelling unit for less than 30 days.
      SHORT TERM RENTALS. Residential dwellings rented for less than 30 days, used in a manner consistent with the residential character of the dwelling. Tourist accommodations, including hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts, are not considered SHORT TERM RENTALS.
(Ord. 19-10, passed 9-28-10; Am Ord. 26-17, passed 1-9-18)