#City & Town Planning
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles & Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Los Angeles City Council President
United States of America

Short Term Rentals (STR) and their guest spending are an important part of the tourism sector in the greater Los Angeles area. Short Term Rentals, also known as vacation rentals, accounted for 1.4 billion in total economic activity in 2013. An estimated $211.7 million dollars in direct aggregate spending was made by STR users in 2013 in the Los Angeles area. For every $100 a traveler spent on lodging, they also infused the local economy by spending nearly as much as 50% - 75% on food and dining out, local ground transportation, recreation, and retail shopping.

Families are making memories together they can cherish, and while they are, our local communities are prospering through the increases in economic spending. This is important in all our neighborhoods. Tourism supports one out of every ten jobs in the Los Angeles area.

The Los Angeles Short Term Rental Alliance is committed to being proactive in educating its members on being good neighbors through responsible management practices. Our membership is committed to educating guests, being responsible and honoring the vibrant and unique nature of the local communities that are the great City of Los Angeles.

Protect your fundamental freedom to the use of your home and property without having to endure unnecessary over-regulation or invasions of your privacy. Please sign this petition in support of Short Term Rentals and the protection of our basic liberties today!

Short Term Rentals have been an integral part of our community for decades. They are projected to generate over $20 million a year in transient occupancy tax revenue in the City of Los Angeles alone that can go towards funding under funded affordable housing trust funds, programs that erratic homelessness, and other community interest needs.

In addition, Short Term Rentals create significant economic gains for local employment and local business opportunities, which generates much needed revenues for our local communities. Our Councilman (Bonin) is leading the initiative for clear guidelines around community-based, responsible home sharing, link: http://goo.gl/bVOtS1

By signing this petition I request the City of Los Angeles to implement a fair and equitable ordinance that will allow homeowners and residents the freedom to utilize their property, whether they share their home while occupying it or rent out their primary or secondary properties, and that also insists on responsible management practices, increased accountability, and open lines of communication for the neighboring members of the community.

The Protect Residents' Rights: Support Short Term Rentals in Los Angeles petition to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles & Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Los Angeles City Council President was written by Los Angeles Short Term Rental Alliance and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.