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Browse our files database for studies, publications, and more information on Short Term Rentals
Grand Jury Report, Central Coast Study
A must read showing the study done at the county level that applies 100% to Morro Bay and the issues with enforcement of current regulations as they stand today. It points to the fact that the concentration of illegal operations is the highest at the shoreline areas with no reasonable enforcement efforts in place by the county.
Santa Barbara must allow vacation rentals on the coast
The Feb. 20, 2019 ruling from Ventura County Superior Court Judge Mark Borrell states that Santa Barbara must allow short-term vacation rentals in the coastal zone on the same basis as it had allowed them to operate prior to banning them in 2015.
Morro Bay Ordinance 605. Setting the 250 VR Limit in Morro Bay
3 years ago, the city froze the Vacation rental space with an urgent action, Ordinance 605. In Section 1.E they estimate "as many as 100 or more VRs being operated within the city without required permits." Today 3 years later they are just now taking steps to remediate the 100 unlicensed operations in the city. We estimate many more illegal operations and unreasonable use of the 20% or more of second homes that are found in the city.
Protecting Private Property Rights. The Property Ownership Fairness Act
A forward-thinking article about the sharing economy and property rights of individuals like the owners of vacation rentals in MB. This may demonstrate the exposure and liability that the City of Morro Bay may have as they navigate the regulatory process to be fair to all stakeholders.
TBID Agenda April 14, 2016
See page 11 for Morro Bay Visitor Statistics & Impact. This lists the number of guests in 2016 and the ADR (Average Daily Rate) of Vacation Rentals. VRs represent the lowest cost of a head in bed in Morro Bay. The VR component of guest accommodation is 10% of the hotel market and also represents the only true luxury accommodation in Morro Bay.
Community Forum Survey on Vacation Rentals
This survey was handed out at the Oct 2019 Morro Bay Community Forum and was prepared by Morro Bay Council members. We ask you to be the judge if this survey, operating under the banner of gathering useful information, was in fact steering the public against vacation rentals.
Direct Mail Morro Bay Survey on Vacation Rentals
This was directly mailed to all Morro Bay Residents with their water bill. The survey was prepared by Morro Bay Council members. We ask you to be the judge if this survey, operating under the banner of gathering useful information, was in fact steering the public against vacation rentals.