Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods (PPDN) exists to preserve and promote the residential character of our city’s neighborhoods. Specifically, we advocate on behalf of city residents who find the proliferation of Short Term Vacation Rentals (STRs) as disruptive to daily life while also threatening to the larger integration of our city. Further, PPDN works to advance sound public policy at the city level and to serve as a conduit between Palm Desert’s citizenry and its policymakers.
THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL
By a 3-2 vote, Council approved the ordinance restricting STRs in residential areas on December 14th, 2018.
AND THANK YOU, NEIGHBORS!
Your attendance at the final meeting, and all the previous ones, showed Council the strength and extent of community support for this decision. Your participation and your letters helped encourage them to restrict STRs in Palm Desert neighborhoods.
What was finalized on December 14th:
Short-term Rentals will no longer be allowed in R-1 and R-2 neighborhoods, with the exception of owner-occupied STRs where the owner is present during the rental. No new permits will be issued in R-1 and R-2. Existing STRs in these residential zones will be phased out by December 31, 2019. The new ordinance went into effect on January 13, 2018.