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Signatures submitted to overturn short-term rental ordinance in San Diego region

Signatures submitted to overturn short-term rental ordinance in San Diego region

Despite the passage of an ordinance regulating short-term vacation rentals (STVR) that was cleared by the San Diego City Council in July, the battle over the controversial home-sharing practice might not be over. In the days following the ordinance’s passage on July 16 — and approved second reading Aug. 1 — those opposed to the regulation took to the streets with petitions in hand to nullify the ordinance. This effort could result in the ordinance being scrapped or putting the fate of short-term rentals into the hands of San Diego voters.

Those organizing the effort had 30 days from second reading to collect 35,000 legitimate signatures from San Diego voters. They submitted 62,000...

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