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San Clemente City Council voted to approve permit fees for short-term living units as well as penalties for excessive “nuisance” calls.
To obtain a permit, an applicant must pay $105 annually. If a location has more than one nuisance call within 365 consecutive days, the owner of the STLU must pay $115 if a police officer responds and $50 if a code enforcement employee responds.
When the city passed a transient occupancy tax ordinance requiring STLUs to register with the city, council needed to be able to enforce the law by keeping track of each STLU that registers in the city. Two applications will need to be filed: one for taxes and one for zoning compliance after the Planning Commission sends its recommendation to City Council, which is expected to take place soon.
After press time, the Planning Commission was scheduled to further its discussion on zoning amendments for STLUs at its Wednesday night meeting. The San Clemente Times will have an update on that online and in next week’s print edition.
The city’s method for determining fee amounts is outlined in the City Council agenda packet online at www.san-clemente.org under Government, City Council, Meetings and Agendas under the March 15 packet.