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Short-Term Rentals (STRs) Committee History

The City Council appointed an ad hoc subcommittee of residents to develop a framework as to how  the City may consider regulating STRs.  The Subcommittee has concluded their work and their recommendations have been passed on the Planning Commission.

City Council

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  • October 25, 2016 (initial moratorium hearing)
  • November 22, 2016 (extension of moratorium)

STR Subcommittee Meeting Dates and Information

May 3, 2017 Subcommittee Final Recommendations

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  • David Green Baskin
  • Karen Burgess
  • David Foster
  • Timerie Gordon
  • Khristina Horn
  • Caroline Kao
  • Carol Polhamus
  • Andrew Racz
  • Janiece Rodriguez
  • Brion Sprinsock
  • Laura Waltz


Information Binders Provided to Subcommittee Members

STRs in Santa Cruz

Short-Term Rental Survey Results

Market Data Studies

Other Jurisdictions

News Articles


Scott Harriman

(831) 420-5037


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