Loading...
O-2022-007 Ordinance STR Moratorium Extension 2022-08-02ORDINANCE NO. 0-2022-007 6MON AN EXTENDED INTERIM URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL LICENSES PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65858 WHEREAS, Pismo Beach is a popular tourist destination, drawing visitors from around the world to enjoy the Pacific Ocean, the beach, and recreational opportunities available in and around Pismo Beach; and WHEREAS, one of the City Council's 2022 goals is to build on the strength of the City's local community to preserve the City's "Classic California" charm and ensure an exceptional quality of life for residents; and WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the need to balance the provision of transient lodging options other than traditional hotels and motels for visitors with the needs of residents working in and around Pismo Beach to have affordable housing options; and WHEREAS, like many cities on the Central Coast, the city of Pismo Beach has a shortage of rental and for -sale housing affordable to people working in Pismo Beach and surrounding communities; and "w WHEREAS, Chapter 5.22 of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code currently requires operators of short-term rentals and homestays to obtain a short-term rental license prior to engaging in the short-term rental business and as a condition of engaging in such business; and L_. WHEREAS, the City of Pismo Beach currently does not limit the number of short-term rental or homestay licenses that may be issued, either city-wide or in any neighborhood where such short-term rentals are allowed; and WHEREAS, anecdotal evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the housing shortage, as people have moved to Pismo Beach and the Central Coast from more urban communities, and some housing units previously used as long-term rentals were sold to buyers intending to occupy them on either a full-time or part-time basis; and WHEREAS, the City has received complaints from neighbors of properties used as short- term rentals concerning parking, noise, trash, crowding, and other issues; and WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the City and its residents that the City undertake a review to consider zoning, land use, and regulatory measures to limit or otherwise regulate the number, location, and/or other aspects of short-term rental properties in Pismo Beach; and PAGE 1 OF 4 0-2022-007 WHEREAS, Article XI, Section 7 of the California Constitution authorizes the City to make and enforce within its limits all local, police, sanitary, and other ordinances and regulations not in conflict with general laws; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that there is a current and immediate threat to the public health, safety, and welfare associated with the lack of long-term rental housing in Pismo Beach, that there is a link between the prevalence of short-term rental properties and the lack of long-term rental housing, and that the issuance of additional short-term rental and homestay permits while the City undertakes a review and consideration of measures to regulate short-term rentals would exacerbate the threat and diminish or postpone the effectiveness of such measures; and WHEREAS, California Government Code Section 65858 expressly authorizes the City Council to adopt by four -fifths (4/5) vote, without following the procedures otherwise required for the adoption of a zoning ordinance, an urgency ordinance that would go into effect immediately following its passage, which is necessary for the immediate protection of the public health, safety, and welfare; and WHEREAS, on June 21, 2022, the City Council adopted Ordinance 0-2022-005 as an interim urgency ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on the issuance of short- term rental licenses pursuant to Government Code Section 65858 to provide the City time to study and plan its approach to short-term rentals; and WHEREAS, since the City Council has not yet had sufficient time to consider a permanent ordinance, the City seeks to extend a temporary moratorium on the issuance of new short- term rental licenses pursuant to the Pismo Beach Municipal Code, in order to provide time to study and plan its approach to these use regulations. NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Pismo Beach does ordain as follows: SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are adopted as findings of fact in support of this interim urgency ordinance. SECTION 2. The City Council hereby places a moratorium on the issuance of new permits and directs that no permits issue for short-term rentals and homestays under Chapter 5.22 of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code, nor shall short-term rentals and homestays not in existence as of the date of this ordinance be an allowed use under either Chapter 17.09 or Chapter 17.113 of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code. Nothing herein shall affect the City's authority to deny a permit application pending as of the date that is one week before the adoption of this ordinance, or to suspend or revoke a permit, pursuant to Section 5.22.160 of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code, or to take action for violations as set forth in Section 17.09.100 or Section 17.113.100. The City Council hereby enacts this interim urgency PAGE 2OF4 0-2022-007 ordinance by not less than a four -fifths vote, and in light of the findings set forth herein, under the authority granted to it by Article XI, Section 7 of the California Constitution and �,. Section 65858(a) of the California Government Code, which allows the City to adopt an interim urgency ordinance in order to protect the public safety, health, and welfare, prohibiting any uses that may be in conflict with a zoning proposal that the City Council, Planning Commission or the Planning Department is considering or studying or intends to study within a reasonable time: SECTION 3. Based upon the findings set forth in Section 1, above, this is an extended interim urgency ordinance adopted pursuant to Government Code Section 65858. This ordinance shall therefore take effect immediately upon adoption. This ordinance shall remain in effect for ten months, fifteen days from the expiration date of Ordinance 0-2022-005; that is, until June 20, 2023. SECTION 4. Under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15061 (b)(3), this ordinance is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, such as the adoption the regulations contained herein, the activity is not subject to CEQA. SECTION 5. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage and adoption of this Ordinance, shall enter the same in the book of original ordinances of the City and shall make a minute of the passage and adoption thereof in the records of the meeting at which the same is passed and adopted. Before the expiration of fifteen (15) days after the passage of this Ordinance, the City Clerk shall cause the same to be posted in three public places within the City of Pismo Beach, to wit: 1) City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, 2) U.S. Post Office, Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, 3) U.S. Post Office, Crest Drive, Pismo Beach. ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Council held this 2nd day of August, 2022, on motion of Mayor Pro Tern Reiss, seconded by Council Member Newton, and on the following roll call vote, to wit: AYES: 5 Reiss, Newton, Blake, Guthrie, Waage NOES: 0 ABSENT: 0 ABSTAIN: 0 RECUSED: 0 PAGE 3OF4 0-2022-007 Approved: Ed aage, Mayor APPROVED AS TO FORM: David M. leishman, City ttorney Attest: rica Inderlie ity Clerk CERTIFICATION OF ORDINANCE POSTING Government Code �40806 STATE OF CALIFORNIA } } ss. COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO } I, Erica Inderlied, the City Clerk of the City of Pismo Beach, California, hereby certify in accordance with California Government Code Section 40806 that the foregoing document is a true and correct copy of Ordinance No. 0-2022-007, titled AN EXTENDED INTERIM URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL LICENSES PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65858, and that I caused the same to be duly posted in three public places within the City within fifteen (15) days of adoption thereof, pursuant to the requirements of California Government Code Section 36933. Dated this 11th day of August, 2022. Witness my hand and official seal. a Inderlied 50kClerk PAGE 4OF4 0-2022-007