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Frustrated La Jollans pack Town Council forum on short-term rentals

Frustrated La Jollans pack Town Council forum on short-term rentals

July’s La Jolla Town Council meeting at the Rec Center was a public forum on short-term vacation rentals (STVR) held just four days before the City Council was expected to vote Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposal on the matter into law. Attended by about 50 residents whose viewpoints ranged from disappointed to irate, it was mostly a recap of complaints about the proposal’s potential negative impact on schools, affordable housing and the community.

“We’re focused on the problems we’ve all been dealing with,” said Ann Kerr Bache, head of both La Jolla Town Council and the STVR Working Group advocacy coalition, which hosted the forum. “Nobody’s paying attention to good-neighbor policies,...

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