Santa Cruz crafting rules for vacation rentals
June 24, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) – Santa Cruz County authorities have agreed to craft rules governing vacation rental homes following complaints from locals about wild parties and parking problems.
Among the proposals being considered by county supervisors is asking landlords to pay for the cost of law enforcement responses when problems arise. Supervisors also are considering a ban on big events like wedding receptions and a requirement that guests stay at least one week.
Homeowners who rent their properties say such measures would ruin them financially.
On Tuesday, the supervisors unanimously decided the county Planning Department would form a committee of residents, vacation home owners and others to work out the details.
Supervisors are aiming for the new rules to take effect by next spring.