San Diego City Council

San Diego City Council fails yet again to enact Airbnb regulations: Says Zapf: We haven’t failed — we just haven’t succeeded. The fight isn’t over!

San Diego City Council fails yet again to enact Airbnb regulations: Says Zapf: We haven’t failed — we just haven’t succeeded. The fight isn’t over!

A divided City Council failed Tuesday, Dec. 12 to reach agreement on the long-debated question of how to regulate short-term rentals in San Diego, leaving in limbo an issue that has dogged elected leaders for nearly three years.

Multiple proposals, some more permissive than others, were floated on the dais in Golden Hall in hopes of reaching a consensus, but after more than four hours of debate and hours more of public testimony, the nine-member Council could not secure five affirmative votes.

La Jolla resident and City Council member Barbara Bry authored one of the proposals, which aimed to define short-term rentals as anything less than 30 days, limit the...

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