Revisiting Short-Term Rental Ban
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Manhattan Beach City Council to Consider Revisiting
Short-Term Rental Ban at March 6, 2018 Council Meeting
Manhattan Beach, CA (February 22, 2018) – The Manhattan Beach City Council will consider revisiting its ban on short-term rentals at its upcoming March 6, 2018 meeting. This will be the first time Council will discuss the issue after voting to prohibit short-term rentals in residential zones at its June 16, 2015 meeting. The City Council expressed its desire to revisit this policy at a strategic planning session in May 2017.
As home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO have become popular in arranging short-term rentals (defined as rentals for under 30 days), many cities have debated their impacts upon their own communities and how to appropriately draft regulations. The Manhattan Beach Municipal Code currently prohibits rentals for periods under 30 days.
City staff has researched options for possibly allowing limited short-term rentals while minimizing impacts to residential neighbors. This information will be presented to City Council at the March 6, 2018 meeting, followed by a City Council discussion about the regulatory challenges short-term rentals present, including permitting and enforcement. The staff report examines policies other cities have instituted in response to the widespread popularity of technology-enabled home-sharing.
For more information on this matter, contact Assistant Planner Jason Masters at 310-802-5515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The March 6, 2018 City Council meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall (1400 Highland Ave.). The City Council agenda packet for this meeting will be released on the City’s website (www.citymb.info) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Physical copies will also be available during regular office hours at City Hall, Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Beach Police Department front desk and the Manhattan Beach Library.