Council seeks opinions on vacation rental properties

Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Do you own a home or business in Ojai and have an opinion regarding how the city should regulate short-term vacation rentals like those offered on Airbnb.com? Come to the Ojai City Council’s special workshop Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Boyd Center. Facilitated by Steve Alexander, the workshop was organized to obtain input from locals before the city crafts its new transient rental regulations.
For the last few decades at least, if one wanted to run a bed-and-breakfast or “transient rental” in a residential zone in Ojai, the only method to do so legitimately was to obtain a business permit and then go before the Ojai Planning Commission and try to obtain a conditional use permit (C.U.P.).

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