SHORT TERM RENTALS (UPDATE)
In the October/November 2017 newsletter, it was reported that City staff is working to create a process to allow short-term rentals to operate in El Segundo. Based on feedback from a community survey during the summer and public hearings with the Planning Commission, and since there are concerns with noise, parking and trash, Staff drafted a proposal to allow short-term rentals in all residential zones only with the issuance of a Short-Term Rental Unit Permit.
On November 7th, the City Council considered Staff’s proposal. The permit would allow only a property owner to rent a single-family residence, accessory dwelling unit, condominium or townhouse, for short periods and subject to specific conditions. Standard operational conditions would include a maximum number of guests based on the number of bedrooms, 24-hour contact information, no on-site signs, coordination with the City’s consultant for the submittal and collection of transient occupancy taxes (TOT), and requiring off-street parking for guests based on the number of bedrooms.
After hearing some public testimony, the City Council continued the item to the January 16, 2018, meeting to allow for additional public input. The Council also directed staff to provide information regarding the survey and to conduct additional outreach to the community, and to look at other options.
Staff will prepare a report and an agenda will also be posted online. You are invited to attend and give input on your opinions whether to allow short term rentals in El Segundo at the January 16, 2018, City Council meeting. The meeting will be at 7:00 in the City Council Chambers located at 350 Main Street. In the meantime, please send your comments and opinions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the city council at email@example.com.