The short term rental ban is in the news again NCT link
I personally have no problem with people renting out beach houses. There were complaints about noise and partying, mostly from the Sea Bluff condos (which is ironic because when I was in high school some of the most gnarly parties I had ever seen where held there. "The cops can't get through the gate." explained some coked out knucklehead in a fluro pink t-shirt with matching Oakley blade sunglasses).
The motels and hotels may complain but if you are a nice proper Midwest family where would you rather stay, in a cool 4 bedroom beach house right on Neptune or cram the whole family in one room of one of our ratty motels?
An argument against the rental ban is that it denies people access to the beach. I guess I follow that flimsy logic, sort of.
You would think an anti-social guy like me would support the ban but I've never had it out for tourist. I have nothing against tourist. In fact thank gawd for all those tourist bringing out their cute daughters back in the day (the local girls would have nothing to do with me).
Also, tourist eat out a lot thus supporting the local restaraunts that we all love. This is a good thing.
Somebody brought up the new hotel going in. Oh gee, you mean the $400 a night hotel?
I don't see a lot of families going for that.
I understand that the city council wants to avoid us becoming a full on rental/transient type of beach town but I just don't see that happening.
So here is how it breaks down as I see it:
Couples book hotel rooms.
Families get beach houses.
So I guess we can conclude that the Encinitas city council hates the American family. You know who else hates the American family? OSAMA BIN LADEN, that's who!
I support banning things.