Seal Beach says no to owner of a vacation rental.
By ROXANA KOPETMAN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
SEAL BEACH – December 11, 2012– An emotional two-hour public hearing over short-term vacation rentals featured a range of testimony at the City Council this week, on subjects including the rights of property owners, democracy … and Whitney Houston.
At stake was whether a house at 413 Ocean Ave. could continue to be rented as a vacation rental for part of the year. The Planning Commission said yes and granted the owners a permit. Neighbors protested and appealed it to the City Council.
In the end, the council denied the homeowners a permit.
Seal Beach recently adopted one of the county’s strictest laws related to rentals under 29 days. The weekend and weekly rentals are a growing national trend among vacationers who seek more comfortable digs