BIG WIN - Thank you for your help!

PLUM just delivered our communities a huge win by passing Appendix A, sending it to the full City Council, and then rejecting a motion that would have allowed short term rentals in RSO buildings with 4 units or less. 

We would just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who sent letters, called City Councilmembers and took time out of their day yesterday to attend the PLUM hearing.  

Your letters, calls, presence and testimony definitely moved the needle with the committee and helped us secure a very necessary win to ensure compliance and enforcement of the Home-Sharing Ordinance (HSO).  It’s been a long fight, and we at KNF sincerely appreciate your commitment and participation!!

To summarize yesterday’s PLUM activities:

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Help Prevent HSO Enforcement Delays

A BIG thank you to Councilman Bonin for your strong leadership passing the Home Sharing Ordinance and protecting our affordable housing and our communities.  Thank you also to Councilman Blumenfield for your steadfast support for the Home Sharing Regulations.  And thanks to everyone who came  to Councilmember Bonin’s Press Conference on Tuesday!

Our coalition had a strong showing to support enforcement of the Home-Sharing Ordinance. Thank you to our partners at Unite Here Local 11, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Venice Community Housing, Coalition for Economic Survival, Thai Community Development Center, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Esperanza Community Housing, Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Inquilinos Unidos, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and the hotel associations for all your hard work.  You can see the photos from the press conference below:

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CITY HALL PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TO CALL FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL REGULATIONS

Thank you to everyone who sent a letter asking the LA City Council PLUM Committee to pass Appendix A (the platform agreement for sharing HSO data with the City.) If you haven’t done so already, it isn’t too late to play an important role in influencing PLUM members by asking asking them to pass Appendix A. clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org.

Residents of L.A. are sick and tired of illegal hotels driving them out of their homes!  Please reach out to the Mayor, City Council and Planning Department and tell them not to fall for Airbnb’s delay tactics. Click here to open & send email.

AIRBNB DELAYS: After being given a generous 11-month grace period before enforcement, Airbnb is now, at the last-minute, attempting to manipulate the City into allowing yet another delay in implementation and enforcement.

CITY HALL PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TO CALL FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL REGULATIONS IN LOS ANGELES 

Our Coalition Will Demand That the City Reject the Latest Attempts by the Short-Term Rental Industry to Delay Protections for Affordable Housing from Short-Term Rentals 

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Update: URGENT: Ordinance Enforcement In Jeopardy

Early next week, the Planning Department will begin having meetings to give community members a chance to ask questions and offer thoughts about the new Home-Sharing Ordinance and how it will be enforced. 

This is a chance to talk with the Planning Department staff directly involved with administering the ordinance.  For more information, please see the below flyer, which includes the schedule of meetings taking place around the city.

SAVE THE DATE for the next Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee hearing to consider and vote on Appendix A (the platform agreement for sharing data with the City), on October 22nd. This would finalize the guidelines for implementation of the HSO. You can play an important role in influencing the members of PLUM by writing letters of support asking PLUM to pass Appendix A to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org.  There will be time for public testimony - if you can, please attend the hearing to show your support for Appendix A.

AIRBNB DELAYS: After being given a generous 11-month grace period for enforcement, Airbnb is now, at the last-minute, attempting to manipulate the City into allowing yet another delay. Airbnb has asked the City to yet again delay

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URGENT: Ordinance Enforcement In Jeopardy

As Fall approaches and the weather begins to cool, we are writing with several urgent updates regarding implementation and enforcement of our City’s Home Sharing Ordinance (HSO), and with an update on Appendix A.

SAVE THE DATE for the next Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee hearing to consider and vote on Appendix A (the platform agreement for sharing data with the City), on October 22nd. This would finalize the guidelines for implementation of the HSO. You can play an important role in influencing the members of PLUM by writing letters of support asking PLUM to pass Appendix A to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org.  There will be time for public testimony - if you can, please attend the hearing to show your support for Appendix A.

AIRBNB DELAYS: After being given a generous 11-month grace period for enforcement, Airbnb is now, at the last-minute, attempting to manipulate the City into allowing yet another delay. Airbnb has asked the City to yet again delay implementation and enforcement of the HSO by claiming they need more time to develop their online enforcement system. We know

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Urgent Action Needed - Don’t let Airbnb Undermine STR Ordinance

With all your help, the Home-Sharing Ordinance was finally passed last year.  But, we need your help once again to enforce it! 

Enforcement begins November 1, but the City is dragging its feet passing the last missing piece of the puzzle that will make enforcement faster and easier – Appendix A.  If Appendix A is not passed, Airbnb will use it as an excuse to obtain further delays – which is unacceptable!  We have an ordinance, now we need to ENFORCE IT.

CALL TO ACTION: Please call these Councilmembers and ask them to AGENDIZE and APPROVE Appendix A in PLUM Committee immediately so that the City can enforce the law on November 1st.

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LA Home Sharing Ordinance Takes Effect

SAVE THE DATE for the next PLUM hearing to consider Appendix A (the platform agreement for sharing data with the City), previously set to be September 10th before it was moved to a later date.  We will provide more details once the hearing time, date and location have been confirmed. Most importantly, enforcement begins November 1 regardless of whether anything else is approved.

Last week, Councilmember Koretz submitted an important motion to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) that will help protect the City’s rapidly dwindling supply of rent-stabilized housing. You can read the full motion here. Let’s thank Councilmembers Koretz and Martinez and urge PLUM to consider this motion as soon as possible.  If you would like to support this motion, please send a note to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org and note the Council File 14-1635-S8. You can also visit the LA city clerk website to add a public comment on the proposed motion.

REMINDER: Enforcement of the Home-Sharing Ordinance will begin on November 1, 2019, regardless of whether Appendix A is passed at the next hearing. Hosts who wish to engage in home-sharing must register with the City and adhere to a set of eligibility requirements. Registration is done entirely online, and hosts can register at any time. The City will begin enforcing the ordinance on November 1, 2019, at which point citations will be issued to anyone not in compliance with the new rules. For additional information, contact planning.home-sharing@lacity.org. You can find the home-sharing registration portal here, along with a video tutorial on how to register and general home-sharing facts.

 

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July 2019 newsletter

We are writing to report that the Home-Sharing Ordinance (HSO) is in now in full effect, to update you on two recently proposed City Council Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) motions that could impact the HSO enforcement and rent-stabilized housing and to provide the latest information about enforcement of HSO in the Coastal zone.

As of July 1st, the City’s new Home-Sharing Ordinance (HSO) went into effect, and the registration portal is fully operational! Sign up if you plan to engage in home sharing - and also encourage your neighbors to sign up. You can visit the Planning Department website here to register.

As the HSO goes into full effect, we want to support the City in their enforcement  efforts and to close any potential loopholes. With your help, we can ensure that L.A. remains a city where residents can live without problems in rent-stabilized housing. To voice your concerns, please email planning.home-sharing@lacity.org and ask them to enforce the ordinance throughout the city.

 

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Home Sharing Ordinance Ready for Registration July 1st

Happy Summer!

We are writing with much-awaited news about the next steps for the Home Sharing Ordinance (HSO) and to ask for your help in reporting what’s happening in your neighborhood.

The Los Angeles City Council Planning and Land Use (PLUM) committee finally approved the HSO's implementation and enforcement guidelines. The new City Planning Department registration website will “go live” and will be ready for host registration July 1!

Be sure to mark the date on your calendar – this website is a critical component of implementation and enforcement of the new HSO and will enable the City to better monitor illegal rentals and enforce the ordinance.

Here is where you will find the new HSO portal once it goes live: https://planning.lacity.org. Preliminary information is available now. Once the registration portal goes live, be sure to register and to spread the word.

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plum save the date 6.18.19

Happy almost summer! We are writing to update you with the latest news regarding short-term rental issues in LA, including the upcoming LA City Council hearings and how you can stay involved.  

People all across our City are fired up about the invasion of “Vacation Rentals," a newly proposed Los Angeles City Council motion. As always, we will need our supporters to join us at different hearings, and meetings. Your support is crucial to keep neighborhoods for real neighbors. 

We would also like to again thank you for your activism that has helped to preserve the Ellison. We’re counting on your continued support as we look towards the next steps. The city of LA must enforce the rules they established to protect the Ellison. 

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