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       Actions taken to deal with STVRs

La Quinta City Council Mtg amending STVR ordinance

Introduce for first reading an ordinance amending Chaptor 3.25 of La Quinta municipal code related to non-issuance of new short-term vacation rental permits. Meeting held 4/20/2021   See Presentation.....

La Quinta City Council Mtg on STVR Moratorium

Background and discussion topics presentation for considering  a moratorium on processing new STVR permits. Meeting held 3/16/2021.  See Presentation....

La Quinta Special Mtg on amending STVR ordinance

Introduce for first reading an ordinance amending Chaptor 3.25 of La Quinta municipal code related to short-term vacation rentals; and discuss STVR regulations.  Meeting held February 25 & March 5, 2021 See Presentation....

La Quinta City Council adopts resolution accepting the petition and placing Measure on the November 2022 ballot 

The La Quinta city council adopts resolution accepting the ROV certification as to the sufficiency of the Initiative Petition entitled "Phase-Out & Permanent Ban of Non-hosted STVRs in non-except areas of the city.  Meeting held June 7, 2022. See Staff Report....

STVR Ad-Hoc Committee Report

The City of La Quinta commissioned a Short Term Vacation Rental Ad-Hoc Committee to study and report on the current state of STVRs and to make recommendations.  The final report was submitted 12/3/2020. 

Read Report pages 10-61....

Actions to Solve STVR Problems 

What is a satisfactory outcome?  The goal for our community is to reduce home owner nuisance complaints toward zero/month/year/ever.  Let’s compare action plans to goal. See Chart Comparison....

La Quinta HOA’s STVR Restrictions, by community

HOA’s within La Quinta have imposed restrictions on rental vacation terms of 28 days, 30 days or more by HOA ballot initiatives!  See the List....

Legal Issues and Precedents

Selected Case Law Supporting City Ordinances 
Municipalities’ authority to regulate STVRs is within zoning power...     Ordinances restricting STVR not amount to unconstitutional “taking”.... 
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Example Cases upholding City Ordinances
Styler v. Zoning Board of Lynnfield… Homeaway.com v. City of Santa Monica...  Pacific Grove Lawsuits and more....  

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Partial list of Cities successfully banning STVR....

Palm Desert state-of-the-city 5 years after restricting STRs in Residential Zones

Palm Desert’s short-term rental ordinance was revised by the City Council in the fall of 2017, in response to citizen concerns about the impact STRs were having on quality of life in residential neighborhoods. What's the state of the city 5 years later.  Read Jan Buller's White Paper...