California Appeals Court Rules Santa Barbara Can’t Enforce Vacation Rental Ban

Even though the 1976 law was enacted decades before popular home sharing apps like AirBnB and Vrbo turned the vacation lodging industry on its head, a state appellate court Tuesday found it effectively protects the rights of private property owners to rent their coastal residences to vacationers.

This is one of several California state appellate courts, and since other appellate districts have conflicting decisions, it will end up before the California Supreme Court.