Short Term Rentals

If you are a homeowner and live in your home while hosting a short-term renter I do not believe the city will be targeting you, per se, and there will be 350 permits available soon to “hosted” STR’s. If you own a non-hosted STR then this is a situation I see as troublesome, in terms of offering up scarce housing to those residing outside of Santa Cruz. Housing that so many are competing for right now. If you leave town for vacation each year for a month or so, I hope an accommodation in the ordinance can be made. I do not believe that limiting short-term vacation rentals is the absolute solution to our housing woes, but it is a piece of a very difficult, often painful puzzle for many. I see good people of goodwill struggling to figure this out and I look forward to your continued participation,

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