Community Discussion: Airbnbs and the City. Sat 10/17 1pm

The City Council is currently considering legislation effectively banning all Airbnbs from our neighborhoods. The ordinance, Z-20-69, defines Short Term Rentals (STRs) as 

a rental of a residential dwelling unit or accessory building for periods of less than 31 consecutive days.

and proceeds to ban them from single-family residential zones (R1, R2, R2A, R2B, R3, R3A, R4, R4A, R4B, R5, PDH). 

Currently, there is no definition in city code that covers STRs, and so technically an Airbnb in a residential area is an improperly zoned, unlicensed hotel. This legislation thus takes notice of Airbnbs and applies a remedy. But is it overkill?

NPU-S has had a love-hate relationship with Airbnbs. While several have been nuisances to our community, there are people who feel that they're a way for homeowners to make extra income. 

Although this legislation is being brought up for review and comment at Thursday's NPU-S meeting, there's likely not going to be enough time at that meeting to thoroughly explore our opinions on the topic. So we're holding a separate meeting on Saturday the 17th at 1pm via Google Meet to gather facts and feelings about how we'd like to regulate STRs.

This meeting is primarily for residents of NPU-S, but it is open to the public. We invite you to come share your thoughts on this important topic.

A copy of the proposed ordinance is at

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