The time has come to finally see what Long Beach residents are really thinking when it comes to potential short-term rental regulations.
On Wednesday night, city officials will present possible regulation “packages” that could include any combination of rules: limiting how many nights per year a host can have guests, limiting pool hours and requiring that hosts be in the home while they have guests.
The packages were put together using data from resident surveys taken at community workshops and online since May.
Short-term rentals are technically banned in Long Beach, but officials don’t have the ability to enforce the ban. This has led to an estimated 1,300 total hosts in the city using sites like Airbnb and HomeAway.
An ordinance recommendation is expected to be presented to City Council this fall, according to Long Beach Development Services.
The Public Review Community Workshop is Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Expo Arts Center on 4321 Atlantic Ave.
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