Short-term rentals community working group

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An important forum to discuss concerns and opportunities for short-term rentals in Vancouver. Members will provide both insights on community impacts and input to evolve short-term rental regulations.

As part of our ongoing efforts to understand the impact of our short-term rental regulations, our volunteer community working group helps provide ongoing insights on community impacts from short-term rentals.

It is a platform to foster mutual understanding and dialogue between different community perspectives on short-term rentals. Input received will help evolve our short-term rental regulations.

Interested in receiving the latest news on the Community Working Group and our short-term rental regulations? Sign up to receive updates.

As part of our ongoing efforts to understand the impact of our short-term rental regulations, our volunteer community working group helps provide ongoing insights on community impacts from short-term rentals.

It is a platform to foster mutual understanding and dialogue between different community perspectives on short-term rentals. Input received will help evolve our short-term rental regulations.

Interested in receiving the latest news on the Community Working Group and our short-term rental regulations? Sign up to receive updates.

  • Strata partnerships and prohibited buildings registry

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    We held our third Working Group meeting on April 12 and discussed support for stratas with short-term rentals.

    Staff shared updates on the City’s Prohibited Buildings Registry, which restricts the auto-issuance of short-term rental licences for all SRO and Rental 100 buildings across the City and more than 45 strata plans. Any strata whose bylaws do not permit short-term rentals in the building may contact the short-term rentals office via their property management company to have their building added to the list. Please review the Meeting Summary for more details.

    Please note that Rebecca Apostl and Aihua Ji are no longer participating in the Working Group.

  • Meeting and membership update

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    Earlier this year, we lost a member of our working group, Ulrike Rodriques. Her family has shared information here: http://remember.ulrike.ca. Ulrike’s passion for her community and short-term rental regulations was well known and we are saddened to lose her voice.

    We are pleased to share that Kristie Starr joined the working group in January.

    Our second meeting was held remotely on February 1, which included a discussion regarding areas of confusion with our short-term rentals program, and suggestions to make the program more clear. Details can be found in the Meeting Summary.

  • Announcing our Short-term Rentals Community Working Group

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    Thank you to everyone who applied to join our Working Group. We had a lot community interest and received many applications.

    We are pleased to announce 14 volunteers have agreed to participate in the group for the next year:

    • Rebecca Aposti
    • Patrick Audley
    • Karen Dar Woon
    • Noam Dolgin
    • Rob Ferguson
    • Kenny Hammond
    • Aihua Ji
    • Kelly Riopelle
    • Ulrike Rodrigues
    • Rafe Sacks
    • Rob Takeuchi
    • Mo Vaziri
    • Hanna Wolff
    • Eldon Wong

    Members will meet virtually approximately five times over the next year with the first meeting to take place on November 30, 2020. Meeting minutes will be posted here so we encourage you to check back regularly for more updates or sign up for our newsletter.

    Selection of Members

    For the success of the Community Working Group, we felt it was important to have an independent and objective external mediator review all applications, select members and facilitate meetings. Details on the selection process can be found in our Terms of Reference and FAQs.