Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0454    Version: 1 Name: DS - RES/STR
Type: Resolution Status: Received and Filed
File created: 5/11/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Adopt resolution directing 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. 051920-R-16sr&att.pdf
Related files: 20-0453
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Adopt resolution directing 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 January 21, 2020, the City Council considered whether to approve a draft Ordinance to implement regulations for short-term rental (STR) properties in Long Beach. The staff report (Attachment A), summarized key components of the draft Ordinance. The City Council did not approve the draft Ordinance for first reading, but instead directed staff to revise the draft to include the following key changes:

a) The total number of non-primary residence STR registrations issued will not exceed 1,000 housing units initially, subject to annual adjustments based on vacancy rates.

b) The threshold for the opt-out petition process to prohibit un-hosted STRs is reduced to a simple majority of property owners, the petition process will be conducted by the City via U.S. mail, and the opt-out petition process would become available on an annual basis following the initial 180-day opt-out period for those who did not request a petition during that time.

c) Hosting platforms will be responsible for removing from their site any STR listing for properties on the prohibition list.

d) Hosting platforms cannot process or book any transaction unless both the STR registration number and expiration date are included in the listing.

In addition to making the above and other minor terminology changes, staff was asked to provide a cost-estimate for the opt-out petition to be paid by the requesting party. To establish a reasonable cost to process the petitions by mail, and to ensure the cost is the same regardless of the location of the requesting party, staff is recommending use of census block groups rather than the full census tract. The cost to process a mail petition for an entire census tract wou...

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