With San Diego homeowners potentially needing permits costing thousands to offer short-term room rentals, City Councilman Chris Cate said Thursday he seeking a change in the city code.
“I feel that every property owner should have the option to rent all or a portion of their home on a short-term basis,” Cate said.
Last week, an administrative law judge ruled that owner-occupied residential room rentals are illegal without a homeowner paying $5,000 to $10,000 for a city permit.
On March 2, Cate sent a memo to the City’s Smart Growth & Land Use Committee outlining proposed municipal code changes regarding short-term vacation rentals in light of today’s sharing economy.
Cate, the newest member of the City Council, represents Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Park Village and Sorrento Valley.