Protect Our Neighborhoods v. City of Palm Springs

Facts: A local ordinance and zoning code allows rentals of less than 30 days for single-family dwellings but prohibits short term occupancies for commercial properties. A local organization seeks to stop short-term rental of residential properties.

Claim: The housing organization claims the short-term rental of single-family dwellings violates the city’s zoning codes since the short-term rental of single-family residences changes the character of the properties qualifying them as commercial property which may not be rented out on a short-term basis.

Counterclaim: The local agency claims short-term rentals of residential properties are controlled by the city’s residential zoning code regardless of their use.

Holding: A California appeals court holds the city did not violate the zoning codes for commercial property by allowing the short-term rental of single-family residences since single family housing is residential property. [Protect Our Neighborhoods v. City of Palm Springs (January 11th, 2022) _CA6th_]

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