This Friday, starting at 10 am at the Conference Center at the Lodge in the Big Sur Campground, a meeting (one of four per year) is shaping up to be one that will be very well attended by those on both sides of the issue regarding rentals in Big Sur.
Should we save our very limited housing for local community, or should property owners be allowed to rent out their guest houses/caretaker cottages/trailers to those looking to vacation here for a weekend, a week, or a month?
I have been contacted by a number of people on both sides of this issue regarding my position and requesting that I post something supporting one side or the other. I can see both sides, have mixed feeling about both sides, so declined to do so. I will be happy to provide a balanced and unbiased forum for both sides, after the meeting, but will not favor one side over any of the others.
This post is just to inform readers about the issue and the meeting. If one wants to get an idea about the magnitude of the issue and get a bit of information about short-term rentals, just go to VRBO.com (vacation rentals by owner) and pursue some of the 59 places offered for rent in this large, geographically, but small population community. It is quite the eye-opener.
See you at the meeting, where I hope we can be respectful of differing opinions.
PLEASE PARK IN THE LOT BELOW AS THERE IS VERY LIMITED PARKING AT THE CONFERENCE CENTER, RESERVED FOR GUESTS AND HANDICAPPED.