It is outrageous even to consider granting permission for short-term rentals of private property in Laguna Beach zoned for residential use.
Even condominium owners in destination cities like Scottsdale are not permitted to provide short-term use of their property, and this rule is rigidly enforced.
We have already heard and read the stories of loud early morning parties held by short-term renters of property in residential areas of the town. Cars of non-residents zoom through quiet residential streets on their way to and from these parties.
Is this desired by ordinary residents? Laguna has a plenitude of hotels and motels to accommodate visitors. Nothing will ruin the peaceful charm and appeal of Laguna Beach more rapidly than this ceaseless emphasis on attracting more and more tourist dollars into the city.
Manfred E. Wolff, Laguna Beach