Among those who attended last night’s lengthy Paso Robles city council meeting on short term rentals, Dan Jones, who has participated in the short term rental task force and attended more than twenty public meetings. He was not impressed with the council’s decision. Jones says neighborhoods have changed a lot in many areas which are zone R-1 residential.
Those opposed to the plan adopted by the council, to allow 210 short term rentals in R-1 zoning, do not have much recourse. Those opposed to short term rentals may try to get a referendum on the issue, which has been done in other cities. The decision by the council may also affect city council elections in the near future.
The newly approved ordinance allowing more than 200 short term rentals to continue operating will come back before the council in two weeks.