17.09.010 Purpose and intent.
   The use of single-family homes as short-term rentals (for a period of less than 30 consecutive days) has become increasingly more common in the decade preceding the adoption of this regulation. Negative impacts associated with this unregulated proliferation of short-term rentals include, but are not limited to increased traffic, noise and trash; parking impacts; loss of residential character, including vacancies in neighborhoods; reduction in long-term housing stock and opportunities for low and moderate income housing; a competitive disadvantage for legal short-term rental operators and hoteliers; and loss of transient occupancy taxes (TOT).
   The purpose of this chapter is to establish a permitting process and appropriate standards to regulate the short-term rental of single-family homes in the city in order to minimize the potential negative impacts of such rentals on neighborhoods; preserve the character of residential neighborhoods; minimize impacts to coastal resources; provide for the reasonable use of property; and ensure that short-term rentals are consistent with the general plan, zoning code, and other applicable sections of the municipal code.
   This chapter addresses applicability, residency requirements, frequency, penalties, registration, maximum occupancy, good neighbor policy, on-site parking requirements, inspection requirements, and compliance with occupancy tax and assessment requirements.
(Ord. O-2018-007 § 1 (part), 2018)