Vacation rentals properties are a controversial subject in Seal Beach.
Some residents say renters bring in trash and crime. Other residents say they bring in much needed local money and that bad renters ruin it for the good renters. The complaints have prompted the Mayor to ask city staffers to draft an ordinance that would ban all future Old Town vacation rental permits.
In the mean time, the city's Planning Commission will discuss three applications for vacation rental property permits in Seal Beach on Wednesday.
The next group of vacation rental property applications up for discussion are:
- Janet Conney and Christopher Geier are applying for a permit for a short-term rental property at their property at 121 13th Street.
- Donald Marr, who will be applying for a short-term vacation rental property at 1616 ½ Ocean Avenue. The property is owned by Donald and Carol Marr.
- Tori Jones, who will apply for a permit to allow about 633 square foot room addition and an about 93 square foot garage addition to an existing single family dwelling at 246 17th Street. The property is currently “nonconforming” because of “substandard garage space and substandard garage setbacks. The property is owned by Greg and Krystal Garza.
City staff recommends all permit applications be approved as long as owners follow the conditions.
The meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m Wednesday in City Council Chambers at 211 211 Eighth Street.