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Request for Committee Action

A briefing memo explaining the purpose, background, and impact of the requested action.
City financial assistance for short term rental housing proposals (RCA-2019-00863)

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT
Community Planning & Economic Development
To Committee(s)
# Committee Name Meeting Date
1 Housing Policy & Development Committee Jul 31, 2019
Lead Staff:
Katie Topinka
Presented By:
Katie Topinka
Action Item(s)
# File Type Subcategory Item Description
1 Action Staff Direction

Directing Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) staff to include language in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for housing or mixed-use development proposals for City-owned land or City financial assistance stating that the City may limit or prohibit short term rentals in any residential project that receives City financial assistance and/or is developed on land sold by the City.

2 Action Staff Direction

Directing CPED staff to recommend changes to the Unified Housing Policy by December 13, 2019, to establish a limit on the number or percentage of units allowed to be operated as short term rentals in projects that receive City financial assistance or are developed on land sold by the City.

3 Action Staff Direction

Directing CPED staff to negotiate for the inclusion of language in development agreements resulting from existing RFPs on city-owned land sales for a limit on the number or percentage of units allowed to be operated as short term rentals. The city’s opening proposal shall, by default, be zero percent until a permanent policy is established.

Ward / Neighborhood / Address
# Ward Neighborhood Address
1. Not Applicable
Background Analysis

On June 21, 2019, Council Member Fletcher introduced the subject matter of an ordinance to amend the Housing Maintenance Code, amending provisions related to short-term rental dwellings. Pursuant to the proposed ordinance, staff is directed to take the actions described in this report.

FISCAL NOTE
  • No fiscal impact anticipated