The Del Mar, Calif., City Council on July 24 began weighing eight guiding principles for forming a local ordinance to regulate short-term rentals (STRs), including things like maintaining the residential character of neighborhoods and considering the distribution of STRs throughout the community. In 2016, the city adopted a moratorium on any new STRs. According to the city, between January and April of this year there were 116 active units, with the average stay lasting about 3.7 days. The average rate for a stay in one of the rentals was estimated to be about $630 per night. Del Mar plans several meetings on the topic over the coming months. Up next is a City Council meeting on Sept. 5 that will focus on a presentation by the city attorney to discuss court cases involving regulations of STRs.
Fox 5 San Diego (07/24/23) Kasia Gregorczyk