The City Council last discussed the issue of short term rentals at a special meeting on February 12, 2019. Since that time, the City Council has changed in composition as members have left and new members have taken office. As such, it is possible that the next time the issue is discussed at City Council, the recommendations could be different.
At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the City Council considered policy recommendations from the Short Term Rentals Subcommittee(PDF, 123KB) related to short term residential rentals (such as Airbnb and HomeAway). After listening to public comment and extensive discussion, the City Council directed staff to begin preparing an ordinance that would:
- Allow short term residential rentals in Culver City
- Limit short term rentals to the host’s primary residence only
- Allow both hosted and un-hosted short term rentals
- Not impose a limitation on the number of nights short term rented annually
- Not allow short term rental of a duplex, triplex, or apartment unit, except the primary residence of the owner if it is on site
- Require neighbor notification by hosts
- Require annual reporting to City Council on short term residential rentals
The City Council discussed but did not yet give direction related to policies for short term rentals in accessory dwelling units. The agenda, staff report, backup material, and a video recording of the full meeting is available for streaming on the City’s website. The meeting minutes will also be posted to this webpage when available.
The next step in the process will be another City Council meeting at which the City Council will consider and give direction on short term rental of accessory dwelling units, as well as review an early draft ordinance based on the above policy direction. Please sign-up for email updates on this subject in order to be notified when the meeting is scheduled.
Community Meeting on September 20, 2018
On September 20, 2018 the City of Culver City hosted a Short Term Rentals Community Meeting in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City.
Culver City residents and business owners learned more about issues and potential policy regulations(PDF, 4MB) regarding short term rentals, engaged in discussion with their neighbors, and provided feedback(PDF, 1MB) for the City’s consideration. The City Council Short Term Rentals Subcommittee will use the feedback to create a list of recommended short term rentals policies, which will be presented to the City Council for its consideration.