Vacation Rentals – Issues & Solutions, Saturday, 1/31, 10:00 to Noon at PB Library

Should vacation rentals be regulated in PB? 

Please attend this Saturday’s meeting if you are concerned about Short-term Vacation Rentals in Residential Zones in Pacific Beach.

PBPG Vacation Rental Subcommittee Meeting
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:00 am to Noon at PB Library (4275 Cass St.)

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) is examining issues and solutions related to short-term vacation rentals, particularly their proliferation and impacts in the single-family zones. This is the fourth subcommittee meeting and will focus on proposed solutions.

The next step: This issue will go before the full PBPG in an upcoming special community meeting (date TBD), after which PBPG recommendations will be forwarded to the City. Our Council Member, Lorie Zapf, has expressed her concern and desire to protect our neighborhoods, but this is a controversial issue and will require strong community participation to achieve effective solutions.

Let your voice be heard – Email your comments to:
Council Member Lorie Zapf: loriezapf@sandiego.gov
her aide, Liezl Mangonon: lmangonon@sandiego.gov
the PB Planning Group:  board@pbplanning.org


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Vacation Rentals – Issues & Solutions, Saturday, 1/10, 11:30 to 1:30 at PB Library

Please attend this Saturday’s meeting if you are concerned about Short-term Vacation Rentals in Residential Zones in Pacific Beach.

PBPG Vacation Rental Subcommittee Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:30 am to 1:30 pm at PB Library (4275 Cass St.)

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) is examining issues and solutions related to short-term vacation rentals, particularly their proliferation and impacts in the single-family zones.

Please attend this meeting to find out more, to share your concerns, and to explore solutions.
If you are unable to attend, email your comments to the PBPG at board@pbplanning.org
To get copies of meeting documents and receive notice of future meetings, contact committee chair Jim Krokee at jokrokee11@msn.com


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Vacation Rentals – Beach & Bay Press Article

On December 6th, the Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) examined issues and solutions related to short-term vacation rentals, particularly their proliferation and impacts in the single-family zones.  Below is an article from the Beach and Bay Press about the December meeting:

Short-term vacation rentals remains divisive issue between residents, operators

Thursday, December 11, 2014, beachandbaypress.com

By Dave Schwab

Short-term vacation rental operators and residents concerned about them participated in a Dec. 6 subcommittee meeting in Pacific Beach, with residents insisting they don’t belong in single-family neighborhoods and operators agreeing to “reasonable” regulations governing them.

A Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Subcommittee has been established by the Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) to meet with stakeholders to come up with workable recommendations on regulating STVRs. Some PB residents feel the proliferation of STVRs brings noise, traffic, parking and other problems that need to be dealt with.

“I’ve gotten a hundred emails complaining about STVRs being a nuisance,” noted subcommittee chairman Jim Krokee, who added the first STVR subcommittee meeting a month ago produced “two polarized points of view, one that people don’t want them in single family neighborhoods and the other that there should be a permit, ordinance or something to help control vacation rentals, which should be allowed to occur throughout the city.”

Krokee said the objective of the subcommittee is to come up with workable recommendations from stakeholders to address growing noise and other problems associated with vacation rentals.

“It’s (STVRs) becoming a big issue,” he added. “It’s important for the city to start thinking about what we do with vacation rentals.”

Krokee iterated that he felt it’s “absolutely imperative that we need a permit (system) to minimize (STVR) nuisance impacts.”

Vacation-rental industry reps weren’t in disagreement with the notion of a permit system or more regulations. But they did caution against “singling out” short-term rentals.

“A permitting process should have fees used across the board to enforce noise and other issues for all rentals, not just short-term rentals,” said one STVR industry rep.

PBPG chair Brian Curry said STVR issues now being vetted at the subcommittee level will be forwarded for a final decision to the whole planning group, adding the real power to change regulations governing them “lies with the mayor and City Council.”

“Just like the Oversize Vehicle Ordinance (OVO), the City Council likes to do things citywide,” noted Curry. “It’s great to see the community involved in issues that are facing us.”

Neighbors pointed out new regulations governing STVRs need to have teeth.

“The key to what we do with an ordinance is enforcement,” pointed out one resident. “We need to develop a source of revenue dedicated to enforcing whatever regulations you have in place. Eventually, you can have an ordinance which outlines specifically what disciplinary actions
can be taken against (STVR) property owners/managers.”

Resident Marcie Becket argued the number of short-term rentals in Pacific Beach has been growing significantly, adding to already-vexing problems of noise, overcrowding and lack of parking. “Vacation rentals are also causing long-term residents to move away, degrading our quality of life,” she said, arguing that STVRs crowd out “vested” residents who send their kids to local schools and contribute to the community’s long-term well being.

“This is an evolving dialogue,” noted subcommittee member Scott Chipman.

“Hopefully, we can finalize suggestions to present to the full PBPG in February,” said Krokee, suggesting stakeholders bring something to eat at the subcommittee’s next meeting Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library.


Short-term Vacation Rentals in Residential Zones in Pacific Beach?

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) is examining issues and solutions related to short-term vacation rentals, particularly their proliferation and impacts in the single-family zones.

PBPG Vacation Rental Subcommittee Meeting
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10 am to noon at PB Library (4275 Cass St.)

Please attend this meeting to find out more, to share your concerns, and to explore solutions. If you are unable to attend, email your comments to the PBPG at board@pbplanning.org To receive notice of future meetings, contact Jim Krokee at jokrokee11@msn.com

Read on to find out more about vacation rental issues and previous PBPG efforts…

Beach and Bay Press article:  Short-term vacation rentals fuel debate


Exciting Changes Ahead for Mission Bay Park!

Mission Bay Park is a great park – It can be even better! This area welcomes local San Diegans and visitors each day who enjoy the park’s facilities and the natural beauty of the surroundings. The Mission Bay Gateway project seeks to connect and enhance these facilities while also expanding and protecting the Mission Bay marshlands and bird sanctuaries. Bike Paths and parks will be extended and new amenities like pools, sports fields, and a restaurant will be added for the community and visitors to enjoy. The result will be an environmental, recreational, and educational destination at the heart of Mission Bay.  Learn more at the website:  Mission Bay Gateway 

Mission Bay Park Gateway Area Map

 

 

 


You can help plan the future of our Oceanfront in Pacific Beach!

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) is working on a Vision for future improvements of the PB Oceanfront between Grand Ave and Pacific Beach Dr. This will likely include circulation and parking, commercial land use, Parks and open space, and community facilities and services.  We hope you can participate!

   PBPG Commercial and Residential Sub-committee

   Special Meeting – South Pacific Beach Oceanfront Strategic Plan

   Thursday, October 13, 2011

    5:30pm – 7pm

    1503 Grand Ave, 92109

AGENDA

I. Call to Order and Introductions (5-10 min)

II.  Background:  PB Community Plan, PBPG, historical perspective   (10 min)

III.  Developing a Vision and Goals (40 min)

IV.  Strategies, Work plan, Next steps (20 min)


Who makes the decisions

Who makes the decisions about PB issues, where are they made and what are they about?

Did you know that many discussions and decisions about our community and events held in our community are made by local PB organizations?

Find out more by attending one or more of these monthly meetings.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)

PB’s COMMUNITY GROUPS AND MEETINGS
(September, 2011)

DISCOVER PB:
PB’s Business Improvement District (BID); 1150 businesses pay into the BID according to size, number of employees. One hour board of directors meeting, business info, updates on activities, financial reports, new Tuesday afternoon Farmers Market.
First Tuesday of the month, 12 noon**
Discover PB office, 1503 Garnet.
http://www.pacificbeach.org/index.htm
PB SPECIAL EVENTS/COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Reviews, guides and later analyzes special events that will occur on PB’s streets. Repurposed itself last year to also hear potential alcohol license changes/new licenses; an “Autonomous” committee of Discover PB.
Third Tuesday, 6 p.m.**
Discover PB office
http://www.pacificbeach.org/community_pbspecialevents.htm

PB HOSPITALITY TASK FORCE:
Committee of Discover PB. Twenty-five owners of PB’s largest bars discuss events, problems, upcoming bar activities. SDPD is usually in attendance. Recently hired a PR firm to improve image of PB’s bars (paid for separately by larger bars, not the BID).
Third Wednesday, 1 p.m.**
Discover PB office
http://www.pacificbeach.org/community_hospitality.htm

PB TOWN COUNCIL:
Reports from many government
agencies, including SDPD, Councilman Faulconer’s office, etc at monthly general meeting. Topics of interest often raised by attendees, plus upcoming Town Council events. School and service club reps may report activities, problems, requests for help. Votes taken to advise city officials on important community issues.
Third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
PB Woman’s Club, 1721 Hornblend
http://www.pbtowncouncil.org//

PB PLANNING GROUP:
City-recognized and regulated volunteer board tasked with upholding the PB Community Plan. Reports from Councilman Faulconer’s office, city departments. Many new members, committees forming for parking and traffic, code compliance, potential future joint-use Mission Bay Gateway project. Speakers from agencies may include water main reports, upcoming plans on Rose Creek Bridge. Twenty-member board (15 residential, 5 business) reviews pending residential and business projects; recommendations sent to City Planning Dept.
Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
PB Taylor Library, 4275 Cass.
http://www.pbplanning.org//

NOTE: All meetings offer “Non-Agenda public comment”, generally two minutes, most at the beginning of the meeting (PBTC’s is at the end). Be concise: announce an upcoming event, raise a problem, offer a potential solution or ask for help; bring hand-outs if appropriate.

** For Discover PB meetings, you may want to call ahead of time, to make sure there are not any schedule changes. ( 858-2733303)


Do You Care About Pacific Beach and Want to Make It Better?

Change does not happen unless we work together to make it happen.

We have already made huge progress, let’s keep it going!

Please attend this important meeting to find out more about the issues and possible solutions.

Alcohol License Policies and Issues in Pacific Beach – Report and Discussion

Pacific Beach Planning Group Special Meeting

Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 pm

At PB Woman’s Club (1721 Hornblend Avenue)

~ After more than a year of research, the Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) held a community forum (June 14, 2010) and then released a draft report of its findings (February 23, 2011.)

~ This report, “Alcohol License Policies and Issues in Pacific Beach” has been controversial in the community. Many community members have applauded the report and pressed for the proposed solutions to be implemented. Others have strenuously opposed the report and its recommendations.

~ The only way Pacific Beach will move forward on these issues is through community discussion and collaboration, followed by strong community input to city officials about solutions needed

The PBPG report is available at pbplanning.org.

Here’s a link to the report:

http://www.pbplanning.org/wp-content/uploads/DRAFT-ALRC-SUMMARY-REPORT-Feb-21.pdf

Please share this email with friends and neighbors.

Hope to see you August 31st!


Pacific Beach Planning Group Elections Are Coming Up!

Pacific Beach Planning Group Elections Are Coming Up!

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    Do You Care About:     

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         PARKING ?         

       TRAFFIC ?      

         DENSITY ?         

    DEVELOPMENT ?       

    FUTURE PLANNING ?       

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~~Here’s your chance to have a SAY and help IMPROVE your community.~~

 

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) is a city-recognized advisory board of 20 volunteers who are elected by the community to represent all residential census tracts and commercial areas in Pacific Beach. PBPG meets once a month (4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm at PB Library) to review and advise the city on new development projects, parking, traffic, future planning and other issues related to the Pacific Beach Community Plan.

Candidates must be residents or business owners/operators in Pacific Beach.

Candidates must have attended one PBPG meeting prior to being elected

(next PBPG meeting is January 26th, 6:30 pm at PB Library)

PBPG elections will be held March 23, 5:30 to 6:30 pm,

at the Pacific Beach Library (4275 Cass St.)

For more information and candidate forms visit
www.pbplanning.org; or call Marcie Beckett at (858) 483-8908

(Applications due March 9, 2011)