If you’ve got opinions on short-term vacation rentals, the city needs them now.
What’s happening: City officials said Wednesday they are seeking members for an 11-person “Vacation Rental & Homeshare Workgroup.” Residents chosen to participate will discuss everything from the density of permitted vacation rentals in the city to their impact on the city’s housing supply.
- Final recommendations from the group will be presented to the Palm Springs City Council in October and will help shape future legislation.
What they’re saying: “To facilitate a well-rounded discussion and generate balanced recommendations, the city is looking for residents that are pro, neutral, and opposed to the subject matter being discussed.” — City website
Zoom in: Roughly 6.6% of the 35,000 units of housing in the city — more than 2,200 — are licensed as vacation rentals. A vast majority are single-family homes, as seen on this map done by The Post last year.
- The City Council stopped short of imposing a moratorium on vacation rentals in March, electing instead to study the issue more.
Details: If you’re interested in serving, you can fill out the form here. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19.