The growth of neighborhood hotels run by residential property owners in has exploded since 2014. What once was housing for families, workers and students are now hotels for tourists. Lower Seabright and West Cliff are particularly impacted.
Email or send a letter to the City Council and tell them your thoughts on the boom in short term rentals over the last three years. The City Council will be reviewing recommendations from the planning commission on short term rental some time in the fall.
One way to protect our neighborhoods and make Santa Cruz a better place to live is to print a flyer and post it. We have one for directed at locals and one for tourists. Education is the key to preserve our city. Do your part and post some flyers.