Board Extends Moratorium for Rentals in Idyllwild Area, Temecula Valley

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to extend a moratorium on the issuance of new short-term rental permits in the unincorporated Temecula Valley, as well as the Idyllwild area, giving county staff time to research options for allowing additional rentals without over-saturating neighborhoods. "We're talking about rights here,'' board Chairman Jeff Hewitt said. "People have the right to enjoy their property, have peace and quiet. But we're also talking about the rights of people who can afford to buy something to be able to rent it out. These two areas (mountain communities and Temecula Valley Wine Country) are extremely unique. This moratorium is too long. But we need to give staff time ... to (figure out) how to address some of the problems
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