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(a) The Mayor shall establish an Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement, which shall provide a single location to receive and process applications for the Registry and Complaints regarding violations of this Chapter 41A. This office shall be staffed by the Department and other departments as appropriate, with participation from the Department of Building Inspection, the Treasurer/Tax Collector's Office, and other departments as needed, to process applications for the Registry and enforce the requirements of this Chapter 41A in a timely and efficient manner. It is the intent of this Board of Supervisors in directing the establishment of this office to streamline both the process of administering the Registry and enforcing the requirements of this Chapter 41A to protect residential housing from unlawful conversion to Tourist or Transient Use. The Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall promulgate rules and regulations to simplify and streamline the application process and to minimize the time between the filing of applications and their final approval.
(b) Monitor Hosting Platforms. In addition to the administrative enforcement duties outlined in Section 41A.6, the Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall actively monitor Hosting Platform listings. Within 15 business days of the effective date of Ordinance No. 104-16, the Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall complete a comprehensive review of active Hosting Platform listings and produce an inventory of potentially non-compliant listings discovered during the review. Subsequent reviews of Hosting Platform listings shall be performed on at least a monthly basis.
(1) The Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall, upon completion of a Hosting Platform review or discovery of a potentially non-compliant listing, immediately provide notice to Hosting Platforms by electronic mail of all listings that do not have valid registration numbers or are otherwise not in compliance with this Chapter 41A. These notices shall be provided to the City Attorney's Office.
(2) The Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall have the power to issue and serve administrative subpoenas as necessary to determine whether Owners, Business Entities, and Hosting Platforms have complied with Administrative Code Chapter 41A. The Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall issue and serve subpoenas to the Hosting Platforms to obtain information necessary to determine whether violations of Administrative Code Chapter 41A have occurred within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 days of discovering potential violations through a monthly review or other investigation effort. Owners, Business Entities, and Hosting Platforms shall have a reasonable opportunity to challenge the administrative subpoena by seeking judicial review before suffering any penalties for refusing to comply.
(c) Reporting to Board of Supervisors.
(1) Annual Reports. The Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall provide a report to the Board of Supervisors regarding the administration and enforcement of the Short-Term Residential Rental program on an annual basis. The report shall make recommendations regarding proposed amendments to this Chapter 41A necessary to reduce any adverse effects of the Short-Term Residential Rental program.
(2) Quarterly Reports. The Office of Short-Term Residential Rental Administration and Enforcement shall provide quarterly reports to the Board of Supervisors summarizing the Host Platform monitoring activities during the preceding quarter. The periods covered by the quarterly reports shall commence on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, respectively. At a minimum, each report shall include the number of notices sent to Hosting Platforms, the total number of listings included in those notices, the number of any administrative subpoenas issued upon discovery of potentially non-compliant listings, and the number and amount of penalties imposed on Owners, Business Entities, or Hosting Platforms for violations of their respective obligations under this Chapter 41A. Each report shall break down information by zip code, supervisorial district, and any other criteria as may be requested by the Board of Supervisors.