Tools in place as new VHR rules go into effect in South Lake Tahoe

[Paula Peterson]

The City of South Lake Tahoe put the finishing touches to the new Vacation Home Rental (VHR) ordinance Tuesday, paving the way for what community members have asked for: More enforcement, better monitoring and rules to bring reasonable calm to their neighborhoods.

"This is a code with real teeth," said SLT Police Chief Brian Uhler. "It's a clear and simple message that we're not fooling around. There are strong laws for staff to carry out."

After months of public workshops, meetings and collaboration, the new VHR ordinance begins December 22, 2017. South Lake Tahoe becomes the first jurisdiction to have strict VHR laws and the only one to have a cap (1,400) placed on the number allowable in the community.