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.