OXNARD CITY COUNCIL
Special Meeting: March 25, 2019 – 6:00 PM
Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard (Oxnard Room)
A. ROLL CALL / POSTING OF AGENDA
B. OPENING CEREMONIES
Pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States.
C. PUBLIC COMMENTS
At a special meeting, a person may address the legislative body only on matters appearing on the agenda. The presiding officer shall limit public comments to three minutes. Unless otherwise approved by the City Council, persons wishing to speak on items on the agenda should do so during public comments.
D. STUDY SESSION
Community Development Department
1. SUBJECT: Short-Term Vacation Rental (STR) Report and Recommended Best Practice
RECOMMENDATION: Receive a Short Term Rentals (STRs) report including: regulatory framework establishing restrictions on STRs and recommended best practices; provide guidance on these recommended provisions; and direct staff to prepare a Short Term Rentals Ordinance for consideration and recommendation by the Planning Commission.
The City Council Housing and Economic Development Committee considered policy questions pertaining to STRs at its February 26, 2019 meeting and provided the following comments:
(1) consider allowing STRs only in designated geographic areas;
(2) consider the California Coastal Commission’s position on STRs; and
(3) staff should prepare recommendations based on best practices for the City Council to consider.
Legislative Body: CC Contact: Jeffrey Lambert Phone: (805) 385-7882
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A special meeting of the City Council to be held at the Performing Arts & Convention Center (800 Hobson Way) on Monday March 25 beginning at 6 PM.
Since March 2016, the City has been actively engaging the public, the Planning Commission, and most recently the Housing and Economic Development Committee in order to devise a framework for an STR Ordinance. This engagement began with a survey of Oxnard residents, a community workshop (Aug. 2016), a Planning Commission Study Session (Nov. 2016), and a public hearing before the Planning Commission (June 2017). These activities are summarized in the Staff Report for the June 1, 2017 hearing (see Attachment C). Additionally, staff researched other jurisdictions ordinances in an effort to develop some best practice regulations. The results of this research are included in Attachment D.