Public Hearing

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing and consider enactment of the following ordinance:

“An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Amending Inyo County Code Sections 18.73.010, 18.73.020, 18.73.030; 18.73.060, and 18.73.080; Amending Inyo County Code Subsections 18.73.040.A.9, 18.73.040.A.10, 18.73.070.A, and 18.73.070.B; and Adding Subsection 18.73.070.C to the Inyo County Code”

The public hearing and first reading of the proposed ordinance will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, with adoption scheduled immediately after in the same location. A copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance is available for review within the Board Clerk’s Office, County Administrative Center, Independence.

Summary of ordinance: The proposed ordinance would amend the above-listed sections of Inyo County Code, set forth in Title 18, and add a subsection to Title 18 in order to make changes to the short-term rental of residential properties ordinance regarding stricter penalties for violations; make changes to permitting requirements and definitions; and add the Multiple Residential, 2-units (R2) zone to the zoning districts that allow for short-term rentals and to remove the non-hosted permit, effectively disallowing the use in the future.

The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed ordinance at its January 22, 2020 meeting and voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recommending the Board of Supervisors enact the ordinance and find it exempt from CEQA by "Categorical Exemption, Class 1 Existing Facilities," found in 14 CCR section 15301.

Written comments may be filed with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors by delivery to the Assistant Clerk of the Board, County of Inyo Administrative Center, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526, by mailing to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box N, Independence, CA 93526, or by email to the Assistant Clerk of the Board,, so that the comments are received by the Board prior to the conclusion of the hearing. If you wish to challenge any finding, determination, or decision made regarding this project in court, you may be limited to raising only the issues you or someone else raises at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered prior to the hearing.

For more information about this ordinance, contact the Inyo County Planning Department at (760) 878-0263.