No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop regarding potential policy options for regulating short-term rental online hosting services for temporary lodging. Short-term rental online hosting services such as Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO enable individuals to rent out real property as temporary lodging. A recent survey indicated that most respondents understand the business benefits to short-term rentals of less than 30 days but believe the practice inconvenience neighbors and fray the social fabric of small towns. Short-term rentals are not regulated differently than long-term rentals in unincorporated Marin. The purpose of the workshop is for the Board to review the white paper and other background materials provided about short-term rentals, consider public testimony, and provide direction to Marin County Community Development Agency staff regarding policy options the Board wishes to pursue. No official actions by the Board are recommended at this time.
The Board took no action but heard a presentation by the Community Development Agency staff and public testimony. Supervisors Rodoni and Sears were chosen as subcommittee members to further investigate the matter.
Need more info? See the staff report and the additional "white paper" report about potential regulations for short-term rental properties.
Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
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