Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0075    Version: 1 Name: DS - STR RES
Type: Resolution Status: Received and Filed
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Adopt resolution directing the Director of Development Services to submit the Ordinance amendments to the California Coastal Commission for a finding of conformance with the Certified Local Coastal Program; and Adopt Negative Declaration ND 07-19. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 012120-R-23sr&att.pdf
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Adopt resolution directing the Director of Development Services to submit the Ordinance amendments to the California Coastal Commission for a finding of conformance with the Certified Local Coastal Program; and

Adopt Negative Declaration ND 07-19. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
At its meeting on December 4, 2018, the City Council received and filed a report on short-term rental (STR) properties in Long Beach, and directed the City Attorney to prepare an Ordinance to implement STR regulations, presented as Option 2 (Limited STRs), as modified during the discussion. In its motion, the City Council directed staff to conduct additional research in specific STR policy areas and provide recommendations to the City Council. The additional research and information was provided to the City Council via memorandum on June 14, 2019 (Attachment A). As part of this effort, staff from the Development Services Department and the City Attorney’s Office reached out to third-party compliance platforms and other municipalities that have implemented STR regulation. The attached Ordinance incorporates findings based upon the additional information that was collected.

Components of the Limited STRs option that have been revised from their original form are as follows:

a) Permanent Long Beach residency will not be required to operate a STR.

b) The number of non-primary STRs in multi-family buildings will be restricted based on a sliding scale.

c) Large scale events will be allowed on a limited basis via a new STR Occasional Event Permit.

d) The first violation for advertising a STR without a valid registration will result in a warning, instead of a fine.

e) A business license will not be required to operate a STR.

On October 21, 2019, the City Council received a report titled Short-Term Rental Program Phased Implementation, which provided updated information on the City Council’s direction to carry-out a phased implementation of the STR program (Attachment B).

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