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File #: 19-0079    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/8/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/29/2019 Final action: 1/29/2019
Title: HEARING - Chief Administrative Office and Department of Planning and Building recommending the Board of Supervisors adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 008-2019, combining fees for vacation home rental permitting. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution, 2. A - Revised Resolution, 3. B - Counsel Approval, 4. C - Draft Resolution with Strike through, 5. Executed Resolution 008-2019
Related files: 18-1964, 18-1840, 18-1782
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HEARING - Chief Administrative Office and Department of Planning and Building recommending the Board of Supervisors adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 008-2019, combining fees for vacation home rental permitting. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
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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. Subsequent changes to requirements and regulations for VHRs were approved at Board meetings in August and September. Since that time, staff have been working diligently to implement changes to VHR regulations and facilitate the transfer of permitting/licensing to Planning and Building.

On January 8, 2019, the Board approved the Planning Commission's recommendation to make minor changes to the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance 5097). These changes allow the VHR Permit to be combined with the Administrative Permit review process, eliminating the need for both permits. The changes do not eliminate any requirements for owners, managers, or renters of Vacation Home Rentals. The move to a department with experts in implementing other types of land use regulations, which has a permitting system for maintaining, tracking, and reporting uses, and which works in close proximity to Code Enforcement will allow for a more coordinated regulatory process.

The second step to combine the VHR Permit and Administrative Permit process is to combine the fees. The VHR Permit currently issued by the Treasurer-Tax Collector has a fee of $89, while a fee for a regular business license is $46. The Administrative Permit fee is currently $119, bringing the total cost for VHR permitting to $208.

With Board approval, the applicant would pay the regular $46 Business License fee to the Treasurer-Tax Collector, and the new fee for a VHR Permit, issued by Planning and Building, would be adjusted to $162 for a new permit, or $152 for a renewal. This fee resolution will re-distribute t...

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