Project Update #8 - 10/20/2022

Short-term Rentals Ordinance Initial Posting: Council Accepting Public Comment

City staff continues to receive many emails and calls in regards to the proposed amendments to the Short-term Rental Ordinance on initial posting. If you have reached out to a City staff member, please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

In an effort to ensure that members of the community can be heard to the greatest extent possible, Council has decided to accept public comment on initial posting for this specific topic at the City Council meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Council will also accept public comment during the public hearing for this agenda item, scheduled for the November 3 City Council meeting.

If you would like to make a comment at the October 20 meeting, please SIGN UP ONLINE prior to the meeting. This helps City staff & Council manage public comment in an orderly fashion. NOTE: If you signup for public comment online prior to the meeting, you do NOT need to sign up again in-person at the meeting. Public comments are accepted from those attending in-person or via Zoom.

Additionally, the City Council packet has been revised as of 4:00 pm on 10/19/22 to reflect a change to the pre-amended ordinance. The “Preamended-Showing Amendments Engrossed STR Ordinance” and “STR Ordinance First Reading Amendments” documents, included in the Agenda packet for the 10/20/22 City Council meeting, were revised on 10/19/22 from the previous version posted on 10/18/22. The revision is in Section 7. Instead of deleting Section 7 in its entirety, it provides for the option of a temporary provisional license for current business license holders operating a short-term rental business within the SR, UR, MFS, MFU, MHP, HSCLI and PUD zoning districts. This would allow such businesses to carry on with their current STR use until July 31, 2023.

View the revised packet on the City website.

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