South Lake Tahoe to reconsider multi-family property vacation rental ban | TahoeDailyTribune.com

South Lake Tahoe to reconsider multi-family property vacation rental ban

Adam Jensen
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The South Lake Tahoe City Council will reconsider a proposed ban on multi-family properties serving as vacation home rentals.

The council approved several changes to its Vacation Home Rental Ordinance at its Tuesday meeting but voted to remove references to multi-family properties from the changes following protests from numerous property owners. The council voted 3-0 to approve the changes, with councilmen Tom Davis and Hal Cole recusing themselves from the discussion due to potential economic interests in the outcome of the vote.

Concerns about how multi-family properties serving as vacation rentals could impact the availability of affordable housing at the South Shore has been a consideration driving discussion of the ban.

About a dozen property owners spoke to the council on Tuesday and expressed concerns about how a ban on multi-family properties serving as vacation rentals would take away a source of income and negatively impact their ability to live at the South Shore.

The council is expected to re-examine the issue of whether to allow multi-family properties to serve as vacation rentals at an upcoming meeting.

“I think we need to take a much more in-depth, more detailed look,” Mayor Wendy David said Tuesday.


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