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Opinion: City needs a short-term vacation rental plan that works for citizens

Mar 8, 2021

If you lived next door to a Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR), how would you feel?

Like many, I’m interested in what the city plans for short-term vacation rentals (STVRs).

The new rules seem to be elitist. Expensive licenses, limited properties and higher rental rates pricing family travel out of the market. Residents affected by these properties may still have the same problems.

Coronado seems to have it right allowing STVRs for 30 days. The city should consider limiting STVRs to one-week rental periods. Vacationers who want to party can stay in a hotel.

Neighbours wouldn’t have rotating visitors or excessive partying. More rentals for families and extensive monitoring/licensing would be a nonissue. Hotels benefit from higher occupancy rates. STVR companies benefit from lengthier bookings.

If you lived next door to an STVR, how would you feel about having new vacationers every two days?

The city of San Diego owes it to the community to develop a program that meets the needs of its residents and neighbourhoods.

Deborah Boss
Point Loma

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