BOS - No moratorium on vacation rentals in El Dorado County

[Paula Peterson, South Tahoe Now]

Tuesday's El Dorado County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting was just as all other meetings about vacation home rentals have been: A full house and a large contingent passionately representing both sides of the issue.

Supervisor Shiva Frentzen sought conceptual approval of an urgency ordinance to place a moratorium on the issuance of new vacation home rental (VHR) permits in the unincorporated portions of the County located in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The divisive topic got about two hours of testimony from the public along with board discussion. Debates have filled social media from those who oppose short term rentals in their neighborhoods, those who manage vacation rentals and the real estate industry, and all three opinions were voiced at Tuesday's meeting.

South Lake Tahoe Councilman Tom Davis spoke to the supervisors, not as a part of City government, but as part owner of the Tahoe Keys Resort, a  ...