OB Planning Board Takes Position on Regulation of Vacation Rentals

At its meeting on November 4, 2015, the Ocean Beach Planning Board adopted the following letter to City Councilmember Lorie Zapf in response to her proposed regulations on vacation rentals in San Diego:

This letter takes into account the input received by the OB Planning Board and OB Town Council in our joint meeting on September 21, by community members in the Community Planners Committee meeting on September 22, as well as over four months of discussion and deliberation at our regular Board and committee meetings.

Ocean Beach is one of the most affected neighborhoods by this proposed change in legislation.

The community is committed to finding an equitable solution that balances the desire for residents to maintain the integrity of their neighborhoods with long term residents, as well as for owners to rent out their homes for a portion of the year. Our goal is to strike compromise with both groups to develop the best outcome possible.

– John Ambert, Chair