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File #: 18-1782    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/5/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/20/2018 Final action: 11/20/2018
Title: Chief Administrative Office and Planning and Building Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention 240-2018 to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of streamlining Vacation Home Rental permitting. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution of Intention, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. Executed Resolution 240-2018
Related files: 18-1840, 18-1964, 19-0079, 19-1521, 21-0168, 21-1262
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Chief Administrative Office and Planning and Building Department recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention 240-2018 to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of streamlining Vacation Home Rental permitting.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On June 5, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved changes to Chapter 5.56 of the County Code of Ordinances, Vacation Home Rentals. One of the changes revised responsibility for permitting, inspection, compliance, and enforcement functions. Compliance activities became the responsibility of Code Enforcement beginning in July. However, the Treasurer-Tax Collector has continued to handle permitting and business licensing. Subsequent changes to requirements and regulations for VHRs were approved at Board meetings in August and September. Since that time, Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office, Planning and Building Department, and Chief Administrative Office staff have been working diligently to implement changes to VHR regulations and the transfer of permitting/licensing to Planning and Building.

County ordinance requires a VHR owner to obtain a VHR Permit issued by the Treasurer/Tax Collector in addition to an Administrative Permit, currently required by the Zoning Ordinance and issued by Planning and Building. Minor changes to the Zoning Ordinance will allow these functions to be combined, eliminating the need for both processes.

The first step in amending the Zoning Ordinance is the adoption of a Resolution of Intention, as required by Section 130.63.020 (Ordinance Amendments and Zone Change Applications) of the Zoning Ordinance.

Following adoption of the Resolution of Intention, Planning will complete public review drafts of the proposed amendments and proceed with preparation of all necessary documentation and will schedule public hearings with the Planning Commission to receive public comment, review applicable environmental documents, a...

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