Date: April 19, 2018
To: Big Sur & South Coast Land Use Advisory Committees
From: Melanie Beretti, RMA Property Administration/Special Programs Manager’
Subject: Considerations for Preliminary Consistency of Short-Term Rental Ordinance Draft with the Big Sur Land Use Plan
At the March 27, 2018 Joint Meeting of the Big Sur Land Use Advisory Committee (Big Sur LUAC) and South Coast Land Use Advisory Committee (South Coast LUAC), Resource Management Agency (RMA) staff presented and the LUAC convened a discussion of the Short-Term Rental Ordinance (Attachment 1— Preliminary Conceptual Draft STR Ordinance v. 11.08.2017, referred to herein as “Draft Ordinance”) and consistency with the Big Sur Land Use Plan (BSLUP). RMA staff has since conducted a preliminary analysis of the draft ordinance for consistency with the BSLUP.
Based on this input and preliminary analysis, staff makes the following preliminary recommendation: • S T R s that are defined as homestays, are consistent with the BSLUP and should be allowed.
• STR s that would require a Coastal Development Permit (equivalent to the “Use Permit” in the
Draft Ordinance), are not consistent with the BSLUP and should not be allowed.
• STRs thataretoberented12timesperyearorfewerandnotmorethan2timesperyear
(referred to herein as “low-frequency STR”) and:
o A r e not a primary residence, are not consistent with the BSLUP and should not be allowed
o A r e a primary residence, are consistent with the BSLUP and should be allowed.
For low-frequency STRs that are a primary residence, staff is seeking discussion and input from the LUACs whether or not these STRs should be counted as visitor serving units and, therefore, subject to caps included in the BSLUP.
Staff does not recommend counting homestays as visitor serving units in the BSLUP.