Councilwoman Suzie Price is holding a community meeting Saturday to get feedback from the community on the three potential policies for short-term rentals.
Consultants for the city recently unveiled three progressively restrictive options for regulating Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental companies that operate in the city.
All options would apply a 12 percent tax on the short-term rentals, require that a city registration number be included in all listings and create a 24-hour complaint hotline for the city.
The second option limits how many nights guests can stay per year without the owner present and require quiet hours, in addition to other restrictions.
The third option would allow neighbors to petition to ban un-hosted short-term rentals in their area, in addition to the restrictions in option two.
The City Council will consider the final draft policies at its Dec. 4 meeting, but before any vote, Price wants to hear the community’s thoughts.
“This meeting will be a LISTENING meeting, where she will be listening to you, not asking that you listen to a presentation from her or staff,” Maureen Neeley, interim president of the Belmont Heights Community Association, said in an email to residents. “She wants to hear your thoughts.”
The meeting is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Gaslamp Restaurant at 6251 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the date for the city council meeting where the short-term rental ordinance will be discussed.