Coalition to call on City Council to take action on short­term rentals in Anaheim

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Homeowners, neighbors and hotel workers demonstrate for legally enforceable policy to protect neighborhoods

W H A T:

Press Conference about the community impact of short-term rentals, the struggle to withstand their negative effects, and policy proposals to address these problems.

WHO: A​naheim homeowners and renters, hotel workers, UNITE HERE Local 11, and Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD).
Expected turnout in excess of 50 people representing this broad coalition.

WHEN:​Monday, October 19th 2015 at 9 a.m.

WHERE:​ Northeast corner of West Street and Lamark Drive 92802

WHY:​ The exponential growth of short­-term rental housing in Anaheim over the past few years has exacerbated Anaheim’s housing shortage, disrupted neighborhoods with noise, traffic, safety concerns, and trash, threatened Anaheim’s tourism industry and undermined working standards for hospitality workers across the city.

A coalition of longtime Anaheim residents—homeowners and renters—as well as hotel workers will hold a press conference Monday calling for the Anaheim City Council to take action and provide meaningful policy solutions to the problems caused by short­term rentals in Anaheim.

The City Council approved a 45-­day moratorium on short­term rental permitting in September pending the development of new legislation. This coalition demands that the City develop a strong policy with key enforcement provisions, including a ban on advertising of illegal short­-term rentals and the private right of action for Anaheim residents with violators in their neighborhoods.

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