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Vacation Home Rental amendment on agenda

Tribune Staff Report

The second reading of a controversial ordinance amending South Lake Tahoe's Vacation Home Rental (VHR) policies has been placed on the April 21 city council's consent agenda.

The amendment establishes fine schedules and double fee structures for VHRs with three or more violations, change occupancy limits, and divides VHRs into two categories: Those in authorized tourist accommodation units and those operating in community neighborhoods.

New VHR applicants in the latter category will need to notify neighbors, face evaluation of impacts and address neighbors' concerns. Hot tub jets and other noisy events will be limited after 10 p.m. Illegal parking will be cracked down on by South Lake Tahoe Police.

The first reading, discussed and voted on at the April 7 meeting, packed the council chamber and drew sharp discussion.

The changes will go into effect 30 days after the council adopts it on April 21. With the item on the consent agenda, it will be approved automatically without discussion unless a council member, staff or member of the public pulls it for discussion.

The meeting takes place on April 21 at 9 a.m. in the council chambers at 1901 Airport Road in South Lake Tahoe.