San Diego City Council

SD City Council fails to pass short-term rental regulation

SD City Council fails to pass short-term rental regulation

San Diego City Council did not to take any action on short-term vacation rental regulations at a hearing that stretched for most of the day on Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to past 8 p.m. Council members heard over 200 public comments for and against the two proposed regulations on the table and saw three motions fail on an issue that they have spent three years trying to tackle — Council member Chris Cate had even counted the 1,098 days since he issued his first proposal to attempt to regulate short-term rentals.

“Today’s inaction has proved that as a City Council we cannot govern,” Cate said in statement. “Time and time again the council has heavily relied on special interest and ballot...

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