FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
SAN DIEGO – Just four months into his administration, Mayor Todd Gloria today put to rest an issue that had been unnecessarily difficult for City leaders to solve as he signed into law an ordinance regulating short-term vacation rentals.
“These regulations should have been put in place long ago,” Mayor Gloria said. “Thanks to the leadership of Council President Jennifer Campbell, who worked closely with me to get the job done, San Diego finally has a clear set of rules governing short-term vacation rentals. Now, the work turns to thoughtful implementation, faithful enforcement, and careful monitoring to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”
As he signed the ordinance today at City Hall, he was joined by Council President Campbell, who successfully shepherded the ordinance to a pair of 8-1 Council votes on Feb. 23 and April 6. The ordinance finally puts regulations on the books that seek to protect neighborhoods while providing San Diegans with opportunities to rent out their homes, should they choose to do so.
“I’m grateful to the Mayor for signing this ordinance, which will end the uncontrolled growth of short-term rentals, return homes back to San Diego’s housing market and bring peace and tranquility back to our neighborhoods,” said Council President Campbell.
Mayor Gloria kept his campaign promise to take up short-term vacation rentals within his first 100 days in office. The City Council took up the issue on Feb. 23 – Mayor Gloria’s 75th day in office.
Now that the ordinance has been signed into law, City staff will work toward proposing for City Council approval sensible rental license fees and a lottery process for an initial allocation of limited licenses. Staff is also working to establish the systems, personnel and protocol needed to effectively enforce the new regulations.