Los Angeles Community: Defend Home Sharing Before the Housing Committee

The Housing Committee meets this Wednesday
December 7, 2016
From 1-4 PM LA City Hall

This blog post includes

  • Upcoming hearing schedule, Imminent Deadline information and Where to send your letters
  • Draft letter for Guests of Home Sharing
  • Draft letter for Hosts of Home Sharing
  • Draft letter from Community Members in Support of Home Sharing

The Next stage in the drafting and redrafting of the Proposed Home Sharing Ordinance goes to the Housing Committee of the City Council. The members of the Housing Committee are Gil CEDILLO, Chairperson; Paul KORETZ, Vice Chair; Jose HUIZAR;  Marqueece HARRIS-DAWSON; Curren PRICE. I don’t have a specific email to submit comments to the entire committee, but you could have people send comments to Cedillo with ccs to the four other members of the committee. If I get more information I’ll let you know.

Send your letter to:

councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org
paul.koretz@lacity.org
councilmember.price@lacity.org
councilmember.huizar@lacity.org
councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org

Draft Letters in Support of Home Sharing

Draft Letter For Guests

Subject: Housing Committee Hearing Letter in support of Home sharing.

Draft letter to the city re home sharing ordinance for guests and tourists. Feel free to personalize this letter, and if you stayed in home share when you moved to L.A., make sure you mention how important home sharing was to your relocation to the city, lasting relationships, etc.

To whom it may concern:
I came to Los Angeles and stayed with a home sharing host in their home. I would not have been able to travel to L.A. if I had had to stay at hotels. Having access to a kitchen, contact with actual Angelinos, living in a community, shopping and supporting local businesses made my experience truly unique and special.

I support home sharing and am opposed to the portions of proposed ordinance that limit what people can do within their own primary residence. I am particularly concerned about the limiting of the number of days people can home share and how many listings within their home they can have active at one time. Also of concern are the clauses that would prohibit hosts from other work related activities and the limitations on rent controlled units within primary living spaces. I also oppose the prohibitions against home sharing in residences that have been converted to single family dwellings and that such restrictions should not apply unless a tenant was removed by the current owner via an Ellis Act eviction.
I am also opposed to the criminalization of home sharing as proposed in the ordinance. Making home sharing a misdemeanor offense is an outrageous misappropriation of the court system and a violation of basic human rights.
Home sharing keeps people in their homes, provides jobs and stimulates the rest of the economy. We all benefit from this enterprise and it should be supported.
Signed (name, address)

Draft Letter for Friends, Community Members, Local Businesses, in Support of Home Sharing

Take the time to tell the city you support home sharing and short term rentals.

Subject: Housing Committee Hearing Letter in support of Home sharing.

Personalize your letter:

-If you are a union member, mention that you are a union member and which union.

-If you are an activist, especially in housing rights, mention that. –

-Include your own use of home sharing both in L.A. and away.

To whom it may concern:

I am a community member from _______ (name of your community)___ and while I am not a home sharing host, I support my neighbors who home share and am opposed to the portions of proposed ordinance that limit what people can do within their own primary residence. I am particularly concerned about the limiting of the number of days people can home share and how many listings within their home they can have active at one time. Also of concern are the clauses that would prohibit hosts from other work related activities and the limitations on rent controlled units within primary living spaces. I also oppose the prohibitions against home sharing in residences that have been converted to single family dwellings and that such restrictions should not apply unless a tenant was removed by the current owner via an Ellis Act eviction.

I am also opposed to the criminalization of home sharing as proposed in the ordinance. Making home sharing a misdemeanor offense is an outrageous misappropriation of the court system and a violation of basic human rights.

Home sharing keeps people in their homes, provides jobs and stimulates the rest of the economy. We all benefit from this enterprise and it should be supported.

Signed (name, address)

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