The City of San Diego is currently considering new regulations on short-term vacation rentals like Airbnb. These regulations could potentially ban this type of property use for the entire city. Currently the city is pursuing a case against a retired school teacher for renting out rooms in her home via Airbnb with potential fines of up to $250,000. There are also groups organized to push for restrictions and a ban on short-term rentals. Nearby cities like Carlsbad and Santa Monica have recently passed very restrictive rules regarding short-term rentals and there is a real possibility San Diego could be next.
If you have enjoyed visiting San Diego using Airbnb, VRBO, or other short-term accommodation please take a moment to share your story. I am part of a group of San Diegans that are working to preserve this opportunity for visitors and residents alike, to benefit our city socially, culturally, and economically. If you have friends or family that have visited San Diego using a short-term rental please pass along this request to them.
Please share your voice at: http://www.strasd.org/share-your-voice
We will present all of the support for short-term rentals to the City Council in our efforts to ensure this property use remains a possibility for homeowners in San Diego. Thank you!