Workshop to focus on VHRs in South Tahoe


South Lake Tahoe officials have scheduled another workshop on vacation home rentals. It will be Jan. 25 from 6-8pm at the senior center.

The city is conducting a study of vacation home rentals. The goal is to find out how they affect residents and the surrounding neighborhood.

The input will help the city better understand its role regarding vacation rentals, and make decisions on future policies and regulations.

 For questions, contact Amy Sinsheimer at [email protected]

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  1. Irish Wahini says - Posted: January 12, 2017

    I wish the City in collaboration with Public Works (Snow Removal), South Tahoe Refuse, and SLTPD would issue an annual brochure to all homeowners in November and may/June that outlines neighborhood rules & expectations. The homeowner next to me has been here 5 years. It took 2 years & instructions to get a bear box to curb his bad garbage habits. They finally put snow poles up – but on each far end of their property – the snowplow driver is not going to life the blade for that entire property! They have to get their fair share of snow too! But they don’t get it! Instead, they don’t have snow removal service, and when they come on the weekends – they shovel snow into the street (against City Ordinance), which snow/ice finds its way into neighbor’s driveway pools. Snow & ice needs to stay on owners/renters’ property(s).

    These are problems that are not only with vacation home rentals! They are issues with folks who have come to live or play in the mountains, but have not taken the time to see how mountain rules work to maintain neighborhood civility and standards. This seems to be an “all about me” generation, and they need to be educated. Otherwise, we will have these problems, along with noise and parking issues, with newbies and semi-newbies who need to be reminded that there will be fines for failing to maintain the common courtesy and rules of the community. It is not just vacation rentals!

  2. Robin Smith says - Posted: January 12, 2017

    Yard duty, curb monitor, reckless driving, noise levels and hours are the responsibilities of the neighborhood as each neighborhood has it’s own ‘hood’type.

    Pick out your ‘enforcers’ and be ready to enforce. If a simple knock on the door by a resident is not sufficient call the police and stand out on the curb until they arrive.

  3. dumbfounded says - Posted: January 12, 2017

    Hahaha. This is hysterical. It sounds like they just heard about this issue. Will the “workshop” be made up of real estate representatives only, again?

    I also have to comment on the “newbie” comment. That term is incredibly subjective. For some of us, the entire Tahoe Keys are “newbies” and remember when that eyesore wasn’t even there. We remember when the “City” didn’t exist. We remember when 99.9% of you “locals” weren’t here. It is almost like you think that it is all about you. People show up from L.A. with their U-Haul truck, unload their stuff and walk outside and start complaining about the tourists. Guess what, you’re a tourist too. I’ve heard that tripe for decades.

    On a positive note, it is good to see more movement towards proper and effective rules to bring order to the impact of VHRs. I certainly hope that they take appropriate action towards improving the relationships between visitors and residents.

  4. Robin Smith says - Posted: January 12, 2017

    Some of you not ‘newbies’ should show up for these VHR ‘workshops’ and ‘splain’ it to them!!

    The real estate people could and should book their clients where they will be appreciated and treated accordingly.

    We all know what it’s like to have some agent book people where they do not belong…