Are you confused about Cathedral City’s Measure B?
A “yes” vote on Measure B upholds the ordinance enacted by the City, Ordinance 842, to further regulate STVRs.
- STVRs will only be allowed within neighborhoods with a homeowners’ association that allows STVRs or elsewhere if the STVR is a home share (primary resident remains on site during short-term rental).
- Existing permitted STVRs that are not home shares or in a qualifying homeowners association will be allowed to continue to operate until January 1, 2023; all stays must be a minimum of 4 days / 3 nights in length.
- Limits the number of occupants based on the number of bedrooms with a maximum occupancy of 10 at any time.
- Prohibits use of outdoor amenities between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
A “no” vote on Measure B will eliminate all of the STVR regulations in Ordinance 842, reverting STVR regulations only to Section 3.24.011 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code, which does not adequately address the public safety, noise, and other community complaints associated with STVR’s made to the City over the past several years.
- Allows STVRs anywhere in the City.
- Existing permitted STVRs are allowed to continue to operate indefinitely and with no minimum length of stay.
- Limits the number of occupants based on the number of bedrooms with a maximum occupancy of 18 (daytime) and 14 (nighttime).
- No limitations on the use of outdoor amenities.
Over the course of an approximately 14-month period the City received nearly 2,000 complaints and calls for service related to STVRs, including an incident with multiple stabbings. Just last month, local Drug Enforcement Officers shut down an STVR that had been converted into a large-scale cannabis grow house. To view the recent short-term vacation rental neighborhood Safety Impact Study, visit https://bit.ly/3oOSqYg or watch it on video at https://bit.ly/2O6sc7b.
Measure B will be on the March 2nd Special Election Ballot. If you are not registered to vote and would like to register, visit: registertovote.ca.gov. The last day to register online for this election is February 16th.
This election is considered a regular election whereby if you are a permanent vote-by-mail voter, then you will receive your ballot by mail. If you normally vote at the polls, then you will vote at the polls on March 2, 2021 between the hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at your polling location determined by precinct. You will receive a voter information guide soon listing your polling location. The polling locations announced by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters in Cathedral City will be:
- Northgate Church, 300-10 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City
- Cathedral City Library, Community Room, 33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City
- City Hall, Study Session Room, First Floor, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
Please know that the City Hall location will be the only location with a ballot drop-off box prior to the election for permanent vote-by-mail voters not wanting to mail their ballots. Ballots can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Election Day, all three locations will be available for ballot drop-off. For more information on Measure B and STVRs visit: www.cathedralcity.gov/Measure-B.