Palm Springs, CA. February 17, 2021
While some cities in the Coachella Valley debate vacation rentals, the City of Palm Springs is now in its fourth year of strong enforcement of its strict vacation rental ordinance.
Bruce Hoban, a spokesperson for Vacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of Palm Springs (VRON-PS) stated, “While other towns in the Valley missed the boat and neglected to beef up enforcement, Palm Springs got it right. The Palm Springs ordinance is working. While data for the rest of the Valley is mostly unavailable, it’s clear that we have a rapid response compliance team that works extremely well here in Palm Springs.”
People in Palm Springs who rent out their homes to vacationers, along with small businesses that appreciate the out-of-town visitors, and the visitors themselves are joining together to say: “We Love Palm Springs” and we are “Neighbors Working Together.”
Aftab Dada, the President of the Palm Springs Hospitality Association and a prominent hotelier in Palm Springs said, “This effort aims to ensure everyone knows that Palm Springs got it right. We got it right in terms of smart, meaningful regulations that are followed. We got it right in terms of the economic benefits that our community needs right now. Most of all, we got it right for people who live in beautiful Palm Springs and those who love to visit.”
We Love Palm Springs (WLPS) is launching a broadcast/cable TV ad campaign, redesigned website and social media accounts, plus other activities to share the news that:
- Palm Springs vacation rental guests contribute over $11 million in occupancy taxes annually to the city, which support first-responders, recreation programs, the no-kill animal shelter, library, and other crucial community services
- Palm Springs vacation rentals provide over 1,000 local jobs
- There are over 150 regulations that vacation rental homeowners must follow in Palm Springs
View the TV spot:
The WLPS website (www.welovepalmsprings.org) includes blog entries from short-term vacation renters explaining how they understand the noise regulations and are careful to observe them.
Members of Vacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of Palm Springs sponsor this effort; they are supporters who participate in creating a vibrant future through neighborly values of respect, transparency, and harmony.