California Coastal Commission Hearing
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

CALL TO ACTION

Please support this grassroots effort by providing written comment to the California Coastal Commission (CCC)

  • We do NOT need speakers for live public comment at the hearing.

  • Write a personal letter Please note that this email correspondence will be distributed to the Commission prior to the hearing on this item if it is received by 5pm on the Friday Nov. 12th before the hearing. If it is received after that time, then it will not be distributed to the Commission. 

DRAFT MEETING AGENDA: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/meetings/agenda/#/2021/11

AGENDA ITEM 13a.

San Luis Obispo County LCP Amendment No. LCP-3-SLO-21-0027-1-Part F (Los Osos Vacation Rentals)

Public hearing and action on request by San Luis Obispo County to amend LCP provisions for vacation rentals in the unincorporated community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County and, if the Commission does not take a final action, possible action to extend the deadline for final Commission action on the amendment. (FD-SC)

THE CCC STAFF REPORT FULLY SUPPORTS THE ORDINANCE. 

https://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2021/10/F20f/F20f-10-2021-report.pdf

SUBMIT COMMENT: CentralCoast@coastal.ca.gov

For the SUBJECT LINE: 

Public Comment on November 2021 Agenda Item Wednesday 13a - San Luis Obispo County LCP Amendment No. LCP-3-SLO-21-0027-1-Part F (Los Osos Vacation Rentals)

https://documents.coastal.ca.gov/assets/virtual-hearing/VIRTUAL-HEARING-PROCEDURES.pdf

 

TALKING POINTS for LETTERS

We are asking the California Coastal Commission to certify the Vacation Rental Ordinance for Los Osos that was approved by the County, and is fully supported by the CCC staff report.

The most effective message now

  • is a brief, positive message of community support

  • supportive of the CCC staff report

  • supports the ordinance as a whole

The Los Osos VR Ordinance:

  • A balanced plan that provides for important visitor-serving accommodations while protecting community character and housing.

  • Based on guidelines developed by LOCAC’s Land Use Committee with significant community input.

  • Consistent with the SLO County Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance and the Local Coastal Plan.

  • Strongly supported by the community, by LOCAC (approved 7-1), and by the SLO County Planning Commission (approved 4-0), and the Board of Supervisors (approved 3-2).

  • The ordinance was developed with extensive community involvement.  As a result of that process, it does a good job of balancing visitor-serving accommodations with housing opportunities and protection of community character in a way that reflects the unique character of Los Osos.

​The benefits of the ordinance: Los Osos housing development is constrained by a limited groundwater supply. When single-family homes are converted to vacation rentals, it results in a loss of housing inventory that cannot be replaced. 

  • Protects housing stock for residential use. 

  • Protects housing that is typically most affordable. 

  • Prevents the over-concentration of vacation rentals in residential areas.

 

Thank you for participating in this community effort!