June 22nd, 2020 8:33 PM by Gabriel Leyba
Below is an update regarding the City of Santa Fe's proposed changes to the Short Term Rental Ordinance. If you have questions please contact us and we would be happy to weed through all this with you.
At the City of Santa Fe’s Planning Commission meeting held on Thursday – June 18, 2020, the Planning Commission members postponed action on the proposed Short Term Rental law changes. The Planning Commission agreed to take up the proposed changes at its July 16, 2020 meeting and will accept written comments through July 9, 2020. Additionally, the Planning Commission agreed that there will be no public hearing at the July meeting to allow members to fully debate, amend and craft a final recommendation to the City Council regarding these changes. Based on the advice from the Planning Commission’s attorney, Sally A. Paez, the ordinance changes will continue to be reviewed by city committees as the patrons of the legislation are committed to advancing the proposed changes to the City Council for its consideration by early August.
At the June 18th Planning Commission meeting, members offered:
Approximately, 30 individuals provided testimony at the City Planning Commission’s Zoom meeting with 12 individuals generally supporting the proposed changes and 17 individuals raising concerns or opposing the changes. SFAR President, Susan Orth, provided public testimony urging the City of Santa Fe’s Planning Commission to postpone action and seek clarification on the proposed changes.
The City’s Quality of Life Committee will hear the proposed changes to the Short Term Rental ordinance on July 1, 2020. It is unclear whether public comment will be permitted. SFAR will provide meeting details as they are publicly announced.
The City of Santa Fe is proposed changes to its Short Term Rental laws; specifically: