Board declares moratorium on short-term rentals in Idyllwild, Temecula Valley

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors imposed a temporary moratorium on the issuance of new short-term rental permits in the unincorporated Temecula Valley, as well as the mountain communities around Idyllwild Tuesday, Sept. 13, because of a flood of applications that has resulted in a significant propagation of rentals in a short span.The 5-0 vote approving the urgency ordinance establishing the moratorium came immediately after the board tentatively approved a set of revisions to the county’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance, No. 927.Transportation & Land Management Agency officials told the board that applications for rental certificates had surged over the last 13 months, leading to an average of 54 new certificates being issued every month, a disproportionately high numbe
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