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City Council Votes to Maintain Ban on Short-Term Rentals

Post Date:01/11/2019 4:00 PM

At the meeting of the Sausalito City Council on Tuesday, January 8, the Council voted unanimously to maintain the current ban on short-term rentals of less than 30 days. A one-year pilot program allowing short-term rentals under limited conditions had been under consideration. The proposed pilot program generated a significant negative response in the community, including a petition opposing short-term rentals in Sausalito that was signed by 631 people.

The motion approved by the City Council on January 8 provided the following direction:
  • The City will continue its prohibition on short-term rentals of less than 30 days
  • City staff will prioritize code enforcement with respect to short-term rentals
  • The Council will delay for a year any consideration of a pilot program allowing short-term rentals under limited conditions
  • Mayor Joe Burns will appoint a stakeholder group that, among other responsibilities, will help the Council establish indicators to gauge the City's success in enforcing the current ban on short-term rentals
  • City staff will generate and present quarterly reports on the effectiveness of the ban on short-term rentals
  • City staff will conduct a new community survey on short-term rentals
Updates on short-term rentals in Sausalito, including reports on the effectiveness of code enforcement under the current ban, will be reported in future editions of Sausalito Currents. Any questions about short-term rentals may be directed to Community Development Director Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4133 or lwhalen@sausalito.gov.

Please note that there were technical difficulties with the video feed of the January 8 meeting. The video recording available via the button below includes audio, but video is limited to presentation slides. An alternate video recording of the short-term rental item from the meeting should be available on the City Council Meetings and Agendas page on Monday, January 14.

WATCH THE SHORT-TERM RENTALS ITEM FROM THE JANUARY 8 COUNCIL MEETING
VIEW THE MEETING AGENDA, INCLUDING LATE MAIL FROM RESIDENTS
READ A SAUSALITO CURRENTS ARTICLE ON CODE ENFORCEMENT FROM NOVEMBER 30, 2018
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN SAUSALITO
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