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Potential changes to vacation home rental rules to be discussed at public meeting (correction)

Tribune staff report

CORRECTION: The meeting is Tuesday evening on March 24 at 5:30 p.m., not Monday. The correction has been made in the story below.

Potential city code updates regarding vacation home rentals in South Lake Tahoe will be the focus of a public meeting Tuesday evening at Lake Tahoe Airport.

The city has been exploring changes to the vacation home rental code over the past several weeks in an effort to address community concerns about noise, trash and parking issues.

It is seeking public input on those changes at next week’s meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. “Concerned neighbors, vacation homeowners, rental companies and hotels should attend this important meeting,” a city announcement read.

While not yet finalized, city officials have decided to move forward with several options aimed at reducing the number of rental-related complaints.

Options being considered include limiting outdoor hot tub use after 10 p.m., forbidding “amplified” outdoor music after 10 p.m., reducing the number of allowable occupants at a vacation rental and requiring bear boxes at properties with repeat trash violations.

Enforcement of those options would be mostly complaint-driven.

Another recommendation proposes to raise the annual vacation home rental permit fee, which would have little impact on the smaller rentals, but could increase the fee on the largest by about five times what it is now.

More than 1,500 permitted vacation home rentals exist in South Lake Tahoe. For more information vacation home rental program, go to http://www.cityofslt.us/vhr. Lake Tahoe Airport is located at 1901 Airport Road in South Lake Tahoe.