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Paso Robles Planning Commission Reviews Draft Short-Term Rental Ordinance 

Recommends approval to City Council 

PASO ROBLES, CA – On May 15, 2019 the Paso Robles Planning Commission voted 4-0 to recommend a draft Short-Term Rental Ordinance to the Paso Robles City Council. 

Six of the Planning Commissioners had conflicts of interests which required the drawing of straws to select the four Commissioners to hear the item under the rules of necessity. 

The Short-Term Rental Ordinance would establish zoning regulations for non-hosted vacation homes and home shares in all residential and mixed use zones. 

Currently the City has issued approximately 350 business licenses for short-term rentals that will be converted into short-term rental permits if the City Council adopts the ordinance. 
The City Council is scheduled to hear the first reading of the ordinance on the June 4, 2019 agenda, with the public hearing to take place the next day on June 5, 2019
The key provisions of the ordinance are: 

• Holders of existing business licenses must apply for a short-term rental permit
• Maximum occupancy requirements
• On-site parking requirements
• Good neighbor provisions and notifications
• 30 minute complaint Hotline process
• Separation requirements in the R-1 zone
• Maximum caps on the total number of short-term rentals in the City by zones.

If the City Council takes action on the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, the Ordinance would become effective in the middle of July 2019.  The first day to submit short-term rental permit applications would be July 18, 2019. 


Media contact:
Warren Frace   
Community Development Director
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