THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL
By a 3-2 vote, Council approved the ordinance restricting STRs in residential areas on December 14th.
AND THANK YOU, NEIGHBORS!
Your attendance at the December 14th meeting, and all the previous ones, showed Council the strength and extent of community support for this decision. Your participation and your letters helped encourage them to restrict STRs in Palm Desert neighborhoods.
What was finalized on December 14th:
Short-term Rentals will no longer be allowed in R-1 and R-2 neighborhoods, with the exception of owner-occupied STRs where the owner is present during the rental. No new permits will be issued in R-1 and R-2. Existing STRs in these residential zones will be phased out by December 31, 2019. The new ordinance went into effect on January 13, 2018.
(Please see our news page
for more detailed information.)
YARD SIGNS UP OR DOWN?
THIS IS A TOUGH CALL. While we all are very happy with the City Council vote to pass an excellent STR ordinance, this battle may be far from over. However, in the hope of facilitating some much-needed community healing, we are cautiously suggesting that you take your “Neighborhoods are for Neighbors” yard signs down, BUT KEEP THEM HANDY. It is too early to assume anything about our opposition or the actual implementation of this ordinance.