With STR limits, we would maintain healthy tourism in Idyllwild.
Limits would bring back quality of life for residents.
-Limit the number of STR permits issued. This would make existing permit holders more attentive while reducing fire evacuation issues.
-Limit STRs to near commercial areas. This would end issues on small roads while reducing evacuation issues.
-Require the owner to live on the property. Most of the restrictions in CA do just that.
-Limits on occupancy and parking are coming in the new 927.1 ordinance.
-Required signage coming in the new 927.1 ordinance.
-When 927.1 hits, local groups will be pressing for better enforcement of the ordinance.
-What an amazing county STR website looks like (San Bernadino, just to the north).
From a quick search of articles in CA …
-Full bans of STRs: Santa Cruz, Calabasas, Redondo Bch, Hermosa Bch, Huntington Bch, Sausalito, Sonoma County.
-Owner required to be onsite: Santa Monica, W Hollywood, Malibu, Long Bch and LA County Unincorporated.
-Restricted to commercial areas: Laguna Beach, S Lake Tahoe, Santa Barbara, Del Mar.
-STR must be owners primary residence: LA, Pasadena, Berkeley, San Luis Obispo.
-Other: Laguna Bch banned STRs in residential areas. Beverly Hills allows only two rentals a year. Palm Springs, 32 rentals a year limit. Santa Barbara only where hotels are allowed and South Lake Tahoe complete ban outside commercial areas which was voter approved in 2018. San Bernadino unincorporated requires an inspection, Rivco uninc does not but may with 927.1. Burbank, Glendale and others are considering bans.
If we can achieve no traction with the County, Charter City status or Incorporation are options for either or both PC and Idy.