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File #: Ordinance 25-2021    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Ordinance 25-2021: An ordinance on second reading repealing and reenacting Chapter 23, entitled Short-Term Rentals, to Title 3 Business Regulations
Sponsors: City Council
Attachments: 1. 1. Ordinance No. 25-2021, 2. 2. Presentation_Ord. 25-2021
Agenda Date: 10/12/2021

Subject:
Title
Ordinance 25-2021: An ordinance on second reading repealing and reenacting Chapter 23, entitled Short-Term Rentals, to Title 3 Business Regulations
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Prepared by:
Reid Betzing, City Attorney

PURPOSE:
To repeal and reenact the city's Short-Term Rental regulations by amending some original terms such as prohibiting the operation of Short-Term Rentals when the rental is non-owner occupied.

PRESENTATIONS:
Staff Presenter(s): Reid Betzing, City Attorney and Jennifer Q. Henninger,
Community Development Director
Additional Presenter(s): N/A

SUMMARY:
In November of 2020 council adopted Ordinance 41-2020 adding Short-Term Rentals (STRs) as a business licensing requirement.

PRIOR ACTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS:
In early 2019 the city introduced a proposed STR ordinance which did not receive council approval. Subsequently an independent citizen group comprised of both those for and against STRs was formed to try to reach a consensus and provide input to the City.

In February of 2020, Littleton City Council directed staff to evaluate options to address STRs prior to the adoption of the Unified Land Use Code (ULUC). Development of business licensing for STRs was council's preferred initial action.

In November of 2020, city council adopted licensing requirements for STRs.

In August of 2021, city council reviewed the proposed ULUC regulations pertaining to STRs and provided staff direction to change the proposed land use matrix to prohibit non-primary STRs in the City of Littleton, to allow STRs in attached Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), and to amortize or phase out the current allowance of non-primary STRs over the course of 5 years.

This ordinance passed on first reading on September 21, 2021.

ANALYSIS:
Staff Analysis
As council is aware, the discussion and regulation of STRs in Littleton has led to a substantial amount of input on both sides of the issue. Those on the pro side of the issue have argued about th...

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