|Short-Term Rental Ordinance|
| ||Long Beach is the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance, and the community is encouraged to get involved and provide input on this important effort. If adopted by the City Council, this ordinance will establish a framework for regulating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City. A STR is a property that is typically furnished and rented for a short-term stay. STRs can provide several economic benefits, including increased tourism activity and business revenues. STRs can also present challenges to the housing stock, and have adverse traffic and parking impacts. The process to establish regulations for STRs in the City will consist of extensive outreach and engagement activities to provide several opportunities for the community to provide input throughout the duration of the effort. Additionally, an online survey was circulated to gain substantive feedback and direction for crafting various STR ordinance options. The survey was made available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Khmer. |
On October 10, 2018 the City held a community workshop to present proposed options for a STR ordinance for public review. View the October 10, 2018 Public Review Community Workshop Presentation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Community Workshops and Survey
- July 21, 2018 Community Workshop
The community workshop featured a presentation of the City's findings from input provided by the public at the first community kick-off workshop, stakeholder interviews, results from the City's STR online survey, and extensive case study research. The event also included interactive stations located throughout the event space to offer opportunities for attendees to provide feedback on community priorities and concerns identified through the City's outreach efforts. View workshop materials below.
- May 2, 2018 Community Kick-Off Workshop
The community was invited to provide initial options, ask important questions, and voice any concerns on an STR ordinance. View workshop materials below.
In March 2017, the City Council, at the request of Councilmember Jeannine Pearce, Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Councilman Dee Andrews, and Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, directed a review of the regulation of STRs, following the growth of platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway in recent years. Regulating STRs in Long Beach would require an update to the City's Zoning Regulations to include safety and design guidelines, and transient occupancy tax (TOT) provisions which would generate additional revenues for the City.
A STR ordinance recommendation is anticipated to be presented to City Council in fall 2018, based on community input received during the community outreach events, a targeted case study of STR ordinances in other jurisdictions, and an evaluation of potential program costs and revenues.
For additional information, contact Kjell Stava, Administrative Analyst, Long Beach Development Services, at 562-570-6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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