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Voter Guide: Short-Term Rentals in Residential Zones

Candidate and elected official positions on short-term vacation rentals in residential zones appear below. Positions are from survey answers and documented positions. Blanks represent candidates that chose to not answer. Everyone was contacted via email and Facebook.

If a candidate or official wants to update their position on the issue, please contact us at ssdn@savesandiegoneighborhoods.org. Any updates received will be published
within 24 hours. It is very important to us that this guide is accurate.

Is San Diego’s economy suffering because of
the housing crisis?

Is renting an entire-home as a
short-term rental legal in your district’s residential zones?

How many nights per year would you
support using entire-homes as short-term rentals in your district?

Do you support allowing residents to rent the
home they live in most of the time as an entire-home short-term
rental?

How many homes in your district should each
investor be allowed to rent as an entire-home short-term
rentals
?

Do you support allowing residents in your
district to home share their home? Home share means everyone in the
home has access to the kitchen and residents sleep under the same roof as
tourists/visitors.

Current City Law

 

No

0

No

0

No

District 2: 92101, 92106, 92107, 92109, 92110, 92117

Lorie Zapf (incumbent)

Yes

No

0

No

0

Yes

Jennifer Campbell

Yes

No

0

No

0

Yes

District 4: 92102, 92105, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92139

Myrtle Cole
(incumbent)

Yes

No

180

Yes

0

Yes

Monica Montgomery

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

District 6: 92111, 92117, 92121, 92123, 92126, 92129,
92145

Chris Cate (incumbent)

Yes

No

Unlimited

Yes

Unlimited

Yes

Tommy Hough

Yes

No

0

No

0

Yes

District 8: 92102, 92113, 92154, 92173

Antonio Martinez

Yes

No

0

No

0

Yes

Vivian Moreno

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Declined to Answer

Known loophole details: Because of US Supreme Court rulings, corporations are considered to be people in the eyes of the law.  Therefore, limiting the number of rentals owned by a person is functionally meaningless.  Individuals can create unlimited corporations and therefore own unlimited short-term rentals.  Seattle made this mistake.