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Paso Robles continues discussion over future of short-term rentals

Posted at 6:12 PM, Feb 27, 2019

The Paso Robles Short-term Rental Task Force met Wednesday to discuss the future of short-term rentals in the city.

The city council has been deliberating over how to regulate short-term rental services, like Airbnb.

Many residents have complained about noise and parking issues.

In early February, the city council passed an urgency ordinance intended to address those issues, but they repealed it just two weeks later after a council member realized he had a conflict of interest.

“I think there’s a lot of issues that concern people in regards to short-term rentals,” said Paso Robles resident George Avina who attended Wednesday’s meeting. “There are some folks who would like to have a business and make some money with short-term rentals and yet there are those that want quality of neighborhood and are affected by the presence of short-term rentals.”

The task force has less than 60 days to present new recommendations to the city’s planning commission so they can bring a new proposed ordinance before the city council.