An appellate panel affirmed Palm Springs’ short-term rental ordinance against a challenge from a neighborhood association.
The city’s 2017 ordinance limits vacation rentals to 36 rentals per year, barred the ownership of more than one vacation rental per person, and stated that vacation rentals are secondary uses of residential property.
The anti-short-term rental organization Protect Our Neighborhoods filed a suit against the ordinance, claiming it violated the city’s zoning code. Riverside Superior Judge Chad Firetag upheld the ordinance in October, 2019.
In appeal, Protect Our Neighborhoods claimed short-term rentals are commercial, not residential, in violation of Palm Springs’ zoning code; that