The urgency ordinance establishes a forty-five (45) day moratorium -- which may be subsequently extended by the City Council -- to allow time for staff research, public workshops, and the development of potential Municipal Code amendments to address the topic of short-term rentals on a long-term basis.
The urgency ordinance exempts short-term rentals that were in existence prior to the Monday, April 4, 2016 ordinance adoption date. Owners and property managers of short-term rentals should not submit any information to the City at this time; rather, they should have evidence of short-term rental readily operation available, should there be a concern as to whether a property is being used as a short-term rental in violation of the moratorium. The types of information that may be used to document an “existing” short-term rental are included in Urgency Ordinance No. 913, under Section 2 – Applicability (Subsection B).