Long Beach to hear short-term rental proposals
After several community meetings, the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday will review options for regulating short-term rentals, including those promoted with online home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway.
All three options being considered on Dec. 4 have multifamily implications and would require operators of short-term rentals to register with the city. Each option, however, also includes a provision to allow rental housing providers to opt out of the program by deciding upfront not to allow short-term rentals on their properties.
Option 2, which is recommended by city staff, deals with short-term rentals in two types of units — primary residences, where the host lives at least nine months of the year, and non-primary residences.
The proposal would allow short-term rentals in multifamily housing but cap the …