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Hotel ordinance on its way to public hearing

A proposed ordinance to regulate long-term stay hotels/motels, also called singe-resident occupancies (SRO), in the city of South Lake Tahoe heads to a public hearing at the city council on June 2 at 9 a.m.

The ordinance would regulate the approximately 58 of the 120 hotels in the city that act as residences for some of the city’s residents.

City staff proposed the ordinance back in April on what it called the one unregulated portion of the city’s housing industry. Traditional hotels fall under the city’s transient occupancy tax (TOT), or bed tax, while multi-residential buildings like apartments and duplexes are governed by the another city inspection regulation.



Other reasons include overhauling some properties that might have health and safety concerns and identify blighted or deteriorated units. It also fulfills a requirement called for in the city’s housing element.

The city conducted a public forum at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center on April 22, soliciting a lot of feedback from property owners and community members.



The original draft ordinance called for an inspection fee, required SRO units to have a bathroom, some type of kitchen facility and sufficient electrical capacity.

At the time, the cost of the inspection fee or a permit associated with the ordinance was undetermined. City officials stated the ordinance would be refined from its original draft form by the time it went before the city council.

The public hearing takes place at 9 a.m. on June 2 at 1901 Airport Road, Council Chambers, South Lake Tahoe.


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