Supervisors vote to allow some short-term rentals

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Dec. 13 to direct staff to disallow certain types of short-term rentals in the unincorporated areas of the county. 
County staff will draft an ordinance which disallows all but homeshares — a rental that also serves as the owner's primary residence — in the Ojai Valley.
Whole-house rentals would be prohibited under the ordinance, though there would be exceptions for historic homes.
“I think we do have a community that is at risk in the Ojai Valley,” said Supervisor Steve Bennett, referring to a perceived proliferation of investor-owned short-term rentals. “We have to stop the growth in this investment model in the Ojai Valley.”
See also:Crowd packs supervisors' meeting regarding short-term rentals,” Ojai Valley News, Nov. 17, 2016.

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