California policymakers recently introduced new legislation that would severely restrict short-term rentals (STRs) along San Diego County’s entire coastline, limiting your legally-protected access to the coast. The bill, known as AB 1731, would ban full-time vacation rentals entirely, limit hosting to primary residences, and cap unhosted stays to 30 nights per year in the coastal zone. This bill flies in the face of laws guaranteeing public access to the coast.
The California Coastal Commission, which oversees the state’s coastal zone, has yet to weigh in on this critical legislation. The Commission has a meeting Wednesday, May 8, and they need to hear from passionate hosts like you. Tell them to take a position and OPPOSE AB 1731, and share how STRs are an important and affordable option for visiting families to access and enjoy the coastline. Will you take a minute to send them an email?
Your email will go a long way in helping shape the future of home sharing along the coast. The deadline for submissions is quickly approaching.