Pass fair and reasonable short-term rental regulations

Pass fair and reasonable short-term rental regulations

    1. SLO Hosts
    2. Petition by

      SLO Hosts

      San Luis Obispo, CA, CA

The municipal code for the city of San Luis Obispo currently does not allow short-term rentals in any zone in the city. We believe there is an existing need for this type of rental to support our local travel economy, benefit our community, and ensure the quality of our neighborhoods.

The benefits of short-term rentals by owners of a primary residence include:

• A unique experience for a variety of travelers who might not otherwise stay in traditional lodging choices

• Economic benefit to our local economy through increased tax and tourism revenue (estimated at $7.6 million)

• Supplemental income to make home ownership in the city more affordable

• Enrichment of the local neighborhood and the community through the exchange of ideas and cultures introduced by worldwide travelers

Please sign this petition and send a message to our City Council that short-term rentals by the owner(s) of a Primary Residence is of benefit to our community and should be allowed.


Recent signatures


    1. A Step Toward Victory!

      SLO Hosts
      Petition Organizer

      Last night the San Luis Obispo City Council voted to suspend enforcement of the vacation rental ordinance for residence stays while staff continues to work on the issue.

      City Council also directed staff to fast track an ordinance to make residence stays an additional allowed use in Section 17.22 (Table 9 - Uses Allowed by Zone) and provide a clear path and procedure for hosts to obtain a license or permit and pay their TOT and TBID taxes.

      We see the suspension of enforcement as a step toward victory and understand that our work is not over until there is an acceptable ordinance in place. For this reason, we are going to continue to collect signatures on this petition.

      We are relieved, encourage and grateful for all the support we have received. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all. Cheers!

    2. IMPORTANT! City Council Meeting, this Tuesday, Nov. 12th at 6pm

      SLO Hosts
      Petition Organizer

      The SLO City Council will discuss the ban on short-term rentals this Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm, 990 Palm Street. Please come show your support! The public is welcome and each person, if they desire, is allowed to speak for 3 minutes. The Council may take action tonight so it is important to make your voice heard. Your support is appreciated! Thank you.

    3. SLO Hosts Update - October 2013

      SLO Hosts
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU for being one of the over 1000 supporters to sign the SLO Host petition to allow limited short-term rentals in the City of San Luis Obispo. NOW is the time to act to protect your right to host a guest in your home for less than 30 days:

      Here’s how YOU can help:
      • Attend the Nov 12th City Council meeting: 6pm, 990 Palm Street, SLO
      We need as many people as possible to show up in support

      • Email, Facebook, or text the following petition link to friends and neighbors: or use the links to the right.

      • Email City Council and let them know that you support SLO Hosts
      Copy these addresses:,,,,

      YOU are the voice of change, you can make a difference, and we thank you for your support!

      Warm Welcomes,

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. SLO Hosts Update - September 2013

      SLO Hosts
      Petition Organizer

      Following is a quick update of what we have accomplished in September of 2013:

      • Organized a group of 20+ volunteers to advocate on behalf of home owners
      • Conducted meetings with all members of the San Luis Obispo City Council
      • Met with City of San Luis Obispo Staff to encourage sensible advice to Council
      • Presented our cause to the Issues Committee of our local Chamber of Commerce
      • Collected over 500 signatures from supporters and presented them to City Council
      • Researched short-term rental best practices from other communities
      • Succeeded, by a vote of 4:1, in getting the City Council to agenda our cause

      Please encourage your friends and neighbors to support homeowner rights in our community. Urge them to sign our petition by using the Email or Facebook link on this page.

      The SLO Hosts thank you for your support!

    6. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Diane Ramalia CHICO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      We would not have visited SLO and spent hundreds in the downtown if it wasn't for comfortable and affordable lodging, which AirBnB provides.

    • Juliana James PORTLAND, OR
      • 6 months ago

      Because I was going to retire there but instead retired here but I want to come there often (haven't yet but plan to) Love Airbnb have done it in other cities....

    • Chris Enerle LOS OSOS, CA
      • 7 months ago

      HomeStays will bring in considerable money to the city through taxes. PLus it will benifit our local restaurants greatly. SLO is The Happiest City In America. Let’s show the world that this is true!!! This will support our local economy!!!

    • Nissa Rost-Rothman DENVER, CO
      • 8 months ago

      I'm doing the same in Denver, CO. Solidarity!!!

    • Dottie Thompson SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I think it's good for the city by making low-cost vacation accommodations available. People come;they spend money. Plus it helps homeowners retain and maintain their property.


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