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Posted on: June 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Paso Robles City Council Send Back Proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The Paso Robles City Council decided not to adopt the version of a short-term rental ordinance for which it held first reading on June 5, which would have would have banned vacation rentals in R-1 zones after a 3-year phaseout period.

PASO ROBLES, CA (June 21, 2019) – After 30 public meetings over 4+ years hosted by the Short-Term Rental Task Force, the Planning Commission, and the City Council itself, the Paso Robles City Council decided not to adopt the version of a short-term rental ordinance for which it held first reading on June 5, which would have would have banned vacation rentals in R-1 zones after a 3-year phaseout period.   

After receiving e-mails, calls, and public comment from over 100 interested parties, the Council directed staff to develop an ordinance amending the City’s Zoning Code to regulate short-term rentals in all zoning districts throughout the City, bringing the new draft back for first reading on July 16, 2019. 

This new version is based on the proposal developed by the Short-Term Rental Task Force along with some of the amendments developed by the Planning Commission.  It would grandfather-in all existing non-hosted accommodations in the R-1 zone and seek to reach a maximum of 75 short-term rentals in the next three years.   This new ordinance, if adopted, will require the Council to review the status of the short-term rental industry both one year and two years from now, and specifies that the ordinance will expire if not modified or replaced in three years.

Interested parties are asked to attend the first reading of the new ordinance on July 16, 2019. The draft ordinance will be included in the staff report for that item, which will be published with the agenda 72 hours before the meeting. If you would like to subscribe to receive the agenda and supporting documentation, click here.

Questions or comments can be directed to Community Development Director Warren Frace at wfrace@prcity.com.

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