Cathedral City will hold a special election today to decide how it will deal with short-term vacation rentals.
If approved, Measure B will leave in place the city’s current regulations, which were approved by the city council after “one year of community engagement and feedback,” according to a statement on the city’s website.
Ordinance 182, which was passed after the city received multiple complaints about noise, crime and other disruptions from short-term vacation rentals, mandates tighter restrictions on night-time activities.
It also limits the number of guests that may stay in one dwelling place.
Measure B is the only item on today’s ballot. If approved, it will leave Ordinance 182 in place. A no vote will eliminate the specific regulations in that ordinance regarding short-term vacation rentals and revert to the city’s municipal code, which does not address public safety, noise, and other complaints made during the past several years, according to the statement.
To learn more go to: https://www.cathedralcity.gov/government/measure-b.