Redding planning commission to discuss regulating short-term rentals

Oct 13, 2015 1:17 PM by News Staff

The Redding planning commission will discuss Tuesday how to regulate the popular Airbnb-style short-term rentals.

Airbnb is a popular online platform that allows people to list their private home, and others to book homes and apartments anywhere in the world, with the appeal being that tourists get the chance to live local.

The site has created controversy in Redding, and other cities, because it takes away from businesses that rely on tourism. On Tuesday morning there were 156 airbnb rentals listed in Redding.

On Tuesday, the planning commission is expected to recommend that the Redding City Council adopt a resolution that adds regulations to the use of single-family homes as vacation rentals, as well as the renting of individual rooms through websites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner.

Under the proposed rules, rentals at hosted homestays will be capped at 120 days, while vacation rentals and Bed and Breakfasts will be subject to the requirements or limitations listed in their specific zone.

The proposed rules also limit guests to two adults per room, and require that all parking be done on private property.

The Redding Planning Commision Agenda can be viewed here. The meeting starts at 4 p.m. at the council chambers, and is open to the public.


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