Whole house STR’s are a blight on a family neighborhood. These are a business and no longer function as a R1 family home. We have had house parties, late night comings and goings, music, and a PORN movie shoot.

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Denise Jennings about 1 year ago

I have been a host for AirBNB guests since 2015. I live in the home and offer my spare bedroom to travelers visiting our area. Obviously I don’t have guests that engage in any of the activities listed above. My guests come from all over the world and want to learn more about the culture here which is difficult to do in a sterile hotel environment. They are here for conventions, to go to Disneyland, for temporary work in the area or to take classes. They enjoy walkable neighborhoods and access to good restaurants often frequenting my local favorites. If we limit or ban AirBNB they will simply go elsewhere and the businesses in Fullerton would not see the benefit. I have had work transfers looking for a place to settle and taken them on tours of our city. I blocked my schedule through the fall due to Covid, but hope to reopen when I’m comfortable doing so. IF it becomes too cumbersome to operate I simply will not bother and that is unfortunate on so many levels.

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Lori Carver about 1 year ago

We support short-term rentals and oppose any regulations against them. They are a popular way for families to travel and many families won't stay in places that make it too difficult to rent homes in this way, since many prefer not to stay in hotels for various reasons, such as having many children where hotels would make them rent more than one room. In a home, they can be under one roof. The rental of these homes brings in much added cash flow to the community as people will go to stores such as grocery stores to buy food to prepare in their kitchens as they rent.

Please don't over-regulate vacation rentals. Guests are usually upper income and will utilize recreation places and restaurants in the community. Home renting also makes it possible for owners to hold on to their property instead of having to sell and take their dollars out of the area if they need to be away for a time. They can maintain a presence by keeping their homes and not departing the community, meaning less turnover of ownership and more community stability. It's a win-win situation.

Please don't make it more difficult for people to have their homes as short term rentals, because with having home stays as choices for travelers, it gives the travelers more places to choose from, and thus they will be happier and likely to come more often and have experiences that they love and and enjoy as they keep those dollars flowing into in the Fullerton community. Guests to short term rentals often tend to be families, which are good types of guests to encourage to come to the area.and have that expendable income they can bring to the community.

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William McClung about 1 year ago

Please don't penalize the majority for a few that take advantage of a great service. I have hosted for 5 years with no clomplaints from my neighbors or the guest who visit. We use a small cottage 10 days a month during vacation periods and less in the winter. This service supports those of us who need the extra income and provides reasonable short term housing to many that can't afford hotel lodging from all over the world.

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John Shipman 11 months ago

I don't think short term rentals are the problem. Things described above can easily happen in a long term rental and I believe those that are offering short term rentals care very much about their rentals, the city of Fullerton and their neighbors, especially if they live on site, I agree with the overwhelming majority of comments here that short term rentals should be allowed in Fullerton.

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