Temecula imposes $1,000-per-day fine on short-term rentals

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The Temecula City Council voted Tuesday night to add a section to its municipal code reaffirming that short-term rentals are illegal in the city limits, and impose a $1,000-per-day fine on any such rentals operating within the city. A short-term rental is usually a home or apartment that is rented for under 30 days, usually on a site like Airbnb or VRBO. They’re often an alternative to hotels, as guests can rent an entire residence rather than a small room, and are sometimes less expensive as well. The council came to its decision on short-term rentals after a process that stretched over more than two years. Short-term rentals have always been illegal in Temecula, but research conducted by the city showed more than 300 such rentals operating in town during 2017. In 2018, the
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