SUPPORT SHORT TERM RENTALS- PALM DESERT

SUPPORT SHORT TERM RENTALS- PALM DESERT

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Palm Desert Homeowners started this petition to City of Palm Desert Honorable Mayor and City Council

Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce members, residents and other stakeholders encourage you to SUPPORT SHORT TERM RENTALS in the city of Palm Desert. 

The council is set to FURTHER BAN short term rentals within the city at the December 10, 2020 meeting. Tell the Council to vote NO on the ordinance banning this important economic driver in our community. 

***IF THE COUNCIL MAJORITY VOTES YES TO FURTHER BAN SHORT TERM RENTALS, OUR LOCAL ECONOMY WILL SUFFER. WE ALL LOSE.***

Have your voice heard and SIGN THIS PETITION! 

FOUR REASONS TO SUPPORT KEEPING SHORT TERM RENTALS

1. Positive Economic Impact

Short-term vacation rentals bring a positive economic impact to a city in several ways. For example, they provide a city with an additional income through tax revenues.  At the same time short-term vacation rental guests benefit the community as a whole in terms of economic benefit because guests spend money in visitor related amenities such as restaurants, bars and museums. Research in San Diego showed that $86.4 million was spent on such activities by visitors staying in short-term vacation rentals. The total economic impact in San Diego has been estimated at $285 million.  Additionally it can help local residents make ends meet or enable young families to go on a holiday while retirees stay in their home.

2. Increased Tourism Activity

For some cities, Airbnb and other short-term vacation rental platforms are a way to boost the local tourism sector. Because of the price advantage of those rentals, less popular tourist destinations become more attractive with the arrival of short-term vacation rentals. A study on the effects of the sharing economy in Idaho found a direct correlation between short-term rentals and job creation in the tourism sector. In San Diego short-term vacation rentals are helping to support 1,842 jobs.

3. Missed Tax Revenues

When allowing but regulating short-term vacation rentals, local governments can increase their revenue through taxes, permits and business licenses.  For example, Mill Valley, a small California community, requires hosts to purchase a business license and pay a registration fee. As a result the city has collected nearly $96,000 in taxes since the program began, in addition to registration fees. 

NOTE: Palm Desert data is not available because the city has NOT COMPLETED AN ECONOMIC STUDY! 

4. Family Rental Space

Families wishing to have a relaxing vacation together are forced to purchase more than one room a night or an expensive suite. Hotel space leaves families without the ability to cook, eat or have family recreation areas. Short term rentals provide this option. More people are choosing short term rentals to fulfill their need for multi-generational vacation living. 

AGAIN, IF THE COUNCIL VOTES TO FURTHER BAN SHORT TERM RENTALS, OUR LOCAL ECONOMY WILL SUFFER. WE ALL LOSE. 

ACTION ITEMS: 

  1. Sign this petition today. Share it! 
  2. Send an email to the Mayor and Council: CityHall@CityofPalmDesert.com.
  3. Voice your concern at the Council's December 10, 2020 meeting during the public comment period. 
  4. Join Vacation Rental Owners & Neighbors of Palm Desert          VRON-PD email: info@vronpd.org and website: vronpd.org

Join Vacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of Palm Desert (VRON-PD) in signing this petition in support of stopping city hall's plans to further ban Short-Term Rentals in Palm Desert. 

 

 

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