STVR Community Outreach

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.

STVR Issues/Concerns and Negative Impacts identified by attendees at the public meeting on December 13, 2016 and January 31, 2017

STVR Positive Aspects identified by attendees at the public meeting on December 13, 2016 and January 2017

STVR Potential Solution identified by attendees at the public meeting on December 13, 2016 and January 31, 2017

The Issues, Concerns and Negative Impacts documents shows themes and specific areas (highlighted in beige) that were identified as important to participants. Please note that the information gathered from the meetings have not been vetted, evaluated or fact-checked.

After the community feedback was collected via the community meetings, a small stakeholder group was formed in 2017 to conduct in depth analysis and research potential solutions to issues involving short-term vacation rentals within the City. The stakeholder group did not reach consensus to make recommendations to staff on changes to the current policies. 

Since that time, City resources have been focused on recovery from the Thomas Fire.

Please email stvr@ci.ventura.ca.us if you would like to provide any comments.