No new short-term rentals in Del Mar for now

The City of Del Mar renewed its ban on new short-term vacation rentals in the city, while working on a comprehensive set of rules that would delineate where and how local property owners could rent their homes to vacationers in the beach-side community.

At its meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, the council passed an urgency ordinance, by a 5-0 vote, that bans any new short-term rentals (less than 30 days) in the city for the next 45 days. The ordinance does not prevent property owners who are currently using their homes for short-term rentals from continuing the practice.

A previous moratorium on new rentals expired Dec. 1. City officials said they needed to renew the moratorium to...