I see this is an old post, but came across it while I was working and wanted to respond. I am the founder of a professional property management company for vacation rentals in Long Beach, OC and Lake Arrowhead.(Venture Yours) Long Beach has been doing a lot of work in the past couple of years to approve the short term rental ordinance. The last hearing was this past Tuesday; we are in the final stages of the ordinance being adopted. It may be brought forth 1 or 2 times more before it is adopted. So, is it legal to rent your property? Yes & No. No, it is not legal, but Long Beach has partnered with Airbnb to runs tests and see the benefits and how short term rentals can use that within the city. In otherwords, the city is not giving violations if you are renting your home as a vacation rental, but when they do pass the ordinance, if you don’t have a certification, they will then be able to fine you.
@TheBlue for your property specifically, you have 12 units; the new ordinance will put a cap on the percentage of units that you can rent as short term.
A few other things to note on the drafted ordinance:
- a cap of properties allowed to host vacation rentals
- you can not legally turn your ADU into a vacation rental
- There will be an occupancy tax
I’d be happy to answer more questions.