Collected 17 percent of registered voters signatures. Webmaster here left PG 7 years ago when the vacation home investment bubble took away our affordable funky P.G. rental house, so you know where I stand on absentee owners that do nothing for the neighborhood.
The certified initiative would restore the city’s zoning rules and prohibit short-term vacation rentals in residential areas outside the coastal zone, which is overseen by the California Coastal Commission. Specifically, it would aim to provide an 18-month phase-out period for existing permitted short-term rentals that become nonconforming uses under the measure and to require voter approval of any changes to the measure. The initiative would not affect short-term rentals in commercial districts or the area governed by the coastal zone and wouldn’t change the city’s existing rules allowing room rentals in resident-occupied single-family homes.