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Opinion: Lobbyists square-off on vacation rental quandary in San Diego

Opinion: Lobbyists square-off on vacation rental quandary in San Diego

Opinion / Guest Commentary / Our Readers Write:

This summer, San Diego City Council sided with the well-funded Hotel Lobby to limit vacation rentals. The City/Hotel Lobby strategically timed the vote to reduce Vacation Rental Coalition income after the window for the 2018 ballot closed. Council's vote dropped the value of vacation rental properties overnight. The new law goes into effect July 2019.

The Vacation Rental Coalition had no choice but to act quickly and get enough signatures in 30 days to stop City Council. If the County Registrar validates enough signatures in the coming weeks, Council's vote will be stayed until the Pro-Vacation Rental...

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