As background, Short-term rentals, which is the renting of a room for less than 30 days at a time, is currently not permitted in the vast majority of the City of Los Angeles under the zoning code. Short term rentals have brought both positive and negative impacts to the City’s citizens and neighborhoods. However, a lack of regulatory structure does not allow the ability to enforce current laws and the current ban fails to make a distinction between the occasional sharing of one's home from the wholesale conversion of homes to hotels.
The proposed ordinance provides an opportunity for the City to enact sensible regulations and define what types of short term rentals make sense to be permitted. The ordinance attempts to curb the negative impacts on neighborhoods and its housing stock, while also establishing a legal framework for responsible home sharing.
Please note that the matter has been agendized to go before the Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM), tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13th for consideration.
If you have further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact me. I can also be reached at 213.978.1321.
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90012