Community Input on Short-Term Vacation Rentals in the City of Ventura
The City of Ventura held two public meetings to discuss short-term vacation rentals. The first meeting was on December 13, 2016 at the Wedgewood Banquet Center and the second meeting was on January 31, 2017 at the Poinsettia Pavilion.
Both meetings were well attended by property owners, neighbors, realtors, property management companies and the public at large. The meetings included a facilitated exercise wherein attendees worked to identify:
* Issues/concerns and negative impacts of short-term vacation rentals within the City
* Positives of short-term vacation rentals within the City
* Potential solutions for short-term vacation rentals within the City
Click on the links below to view the community input collectively compiled from both the December 13, 2016 and the January 31, 2017 public meeting.
The Issues, Concerns and Negative Impacts document shows themes and specific areas (highlighted in beige) that were identified as important by participants.
Please note that the information gathered from the meetings has not been vetted, evaluated or fact-checked.
A small stakeholder group was formed to conduct in depth analysis and research potential solutions to issues involving short-term vacation rentals within the City. The stakeholder group will utilize the feedback from the community and make recommendations to staff on any changes to the current policies.
In September 2016, the City Council directed staff to engage various stakeholders and the community to review and consider possible changes to the short-term vacation rental ordinance and related policies. City staff is slated to bring a recommendation to the City Council on this issue in the spring of 2017.