Short-Term Vacation Rentals Rescheduled to May 23_ 2011 by chenmeixiu

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									PLANNING AND COMMUNITY                                                                    DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                Ted James, AICP, DSA DIRECTOR
Lorelei H. Oviatt, AICP, Director                                                                                Administrative Operations
                                                                                                Engineering, Surveying and Permit Services
2700 "M" STREET, SUITE 100                                                                          Planning and Community Development
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301-2323                                                                                                          Roads
Phone: (661) 862-8600
FAX: (661) 862-8601 TTY Relay 1-800-735-2929
E-Mail: planning@co.kern.ca.us
Web Address: www.co.kern.ca.us/planning




                                                  REVISED DATE
           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       CONTACT: Scott F. Denney, Division Chief
           May 10, 2011                                                                      (661) 862-8631

           PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO ADDRESS SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS
           RESCHEDULED TO MAY 23, 2011

           The Kern County Planning and Community Development Department has changed the date of the community
           workshop to discuss short-term vacation rentals to Monday, May 23, 2011. The public workshop will be held
           at the previously scheduled time of 6:30 p.m. in the Kern River Valley Senior Building, located at 6405 Lake
           Isabella Boulevard in Lake Isabella.

           A short-term vacation rental, also referred to a transient rental, occurs when a home is rented for less than 30
           days. Vacation rentals are located throughout the County; however, they are more common within the
           mountain recreational areas of the County, such as Alta Sierra, Kernville, Pine Mountain Club, Frazier Park
           and the communities of the Tehachapi Valley.

           Earlier this year, the Planning and Community Development Department posted an online survey regarding
           short-term vacation rental homes, in which individuals who own, manage or live near a vacation rental home
           were invited to complete the survey. Approximately 100 responses were received from the online survey.
           Based on feedback from the survey and comments received at the community workshops, the Planning and
           Community Development Department will discuss with the Kern County Board of Supervisors potential
           permitting procedures for vacation rentals. A hearing before the Board of Supervisors to discuss the options
           will be scheduled June 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

           Persons who own or manage a vacation rental, as well as residents who live near a vacation rental are
           encouraged to attend the workshop and offer their input to assist the Planning and Community Development
           Department in formulating options and recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. Residents who are unable
           to attend the workshop, but wish to voice their comments can send written comments to: Scott Denney,
           Operations Division Chief, Kern County Planning and Community Development Department, 2700 “M”
           Street, Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or email at: scottd@co.kern.ca.us

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