A Monrovia man will ask city leaders Monday to let him rent out his Seal Beach property as a vacation rental.
The property owner, John Lima, is appealing the Oct. 17 decision of the Seal Beach Planning Commission, which rejected his request for a permit to rent his property on 546 Ocean Avenue as a short-term rental.
The instance is one of a number of recent appeals by property owners seeking the OK to rent short-term properties -- rentals for less than 30 days -- in Seal Beach. , effectively forbidding all vacation rentals in the city.
The issue is a sore spot with many Old Town residents who say vacation rentals bring garbage, noise and carousing to the normally-quiet town. Other residents and property owners however, say that restricting vacation rentals is a infringing on property rights and that the rentals don’t cause as many problems as critics allege.
On Monday, the council has a number of options including overturning the Commission's decision, affirming the decision or sending the issue back to the commission for further discussion.
According to the staff report, Lima said that the Commission made its decision with “insufficient facts/evidence” and “conflicting findings within he staff report.”
The 5,880 square feet property is a three-level five bedroom single family dwelling with an attached two car garage and space for two cars to park. According to the staff report, in 2012 the police received six service calls to the subject location.
Also on the Agenda
- A vote on whether to approve a $55,000 plan for renovations on the Seal Beach Pier
- Two decisions on McGaugh Pool: a $12,00 maintenance contract and a $19,800 contract to renovate the facility.
- A second vote on a proposed laws regarding size rooftop canopy size limits.
- A decision on whether to approve the appointment of Steven Sloan to fill the place of David Everson, a Planning Commission representative from District 1 who recently resigned.
All four items above are on the consent calendar, which means they will be voted on without discussion unless an official, city staffer or member of the public pulls them for discussion.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at 911 Seal Beach Boulevard.