While waiting for the City Council to announce its plans to regulate short-term vacation rentals, there are many events scheduled that offer information, insight and a chance to be heard. As the June 7 primary election nears, many of those events involve candidate appearances (please see the Candidates' Page for more information on the candidates' positions). Following is a calendar of STVR-related events:



Start of mail-in voting process

Official mail ballot packets will be mailed to voters for the June 7 primary election. Packets will include an official mail ballot, voting instructions, and an official vote by mail return envelope.


City Attorney candidates' debate

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m., Pacific Beach Middle School auditorium

Mara Elliott, Save San Diego Neighborhoods' endorsed candidate to be the next San Diego City Attorney, debates Gil Cabrera, Rafael Castella, and Bryan Pease. The fifth candidate to succeed termed-out incumbent Jan Goldsmith, Republican Robert Hickey, declined an invitation to attend.


The Pacific Beach Town Council is partnering with the San Diego Coastal Coalition to present the forum. Our next City Attorney will make decisions critical to all of us. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know these candidates and better understand their positions on important coastal issues.


The focus of the forum is to address coastal concerns including, but not limited to, homelessness, short term vacation rentals, Deco bikes, our beaches and San Diego Police Department crime statistics.


Each participant will have 3 minutes of introductory remarks followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Responses to questions will be limited to 1 minute for each candidate. Each candidate will also have 2 minutes to make closing remarks.


Questions are being collected in advance. If you would like to submit questions prior to the forum, please send them to Please include a subject line and your contact information. Questions, not statements, will be accepted.



Why STVR are unlawful in your neighborhood

Pacific Beach Town Council

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m., 4033 Ingraham Street, Pacific Beach

Board members of Save San Diego Neighborhoods will discuss why the existing San Diego Municipal Code already outlaws STVR mini-hotels in the City's residential neighborhoods. What is needed is the political to enforce the law, as other cities up and down the California coast are doing. A short Q&A will follow the presentation and representatives will remain on site to answer your questions. Please join us.



Primary election day in California - PLEASE VOTE

If you haven't already sent in a ballot by mail, please vote today - Tuesday, June 7 - in the California primary election. In many cases, the top two finishers in this primary election will advance to the 2016 General Election on Nov. 1. In all races, your vote matters. However, it is most critical that you support candidates in local races who have pledged to enforce the San Diego Municipal Code that does not permit short-term vacation rentals in the City's residential neighborhoods. Your vote will send a message to City Hall that your neighborhood - and your right to a peaceful environment in your home - are important and must be protected. Thank you.

Save San Diego Neighborhoods

has endorsed these candidates:

(Details available on the Candidates' Page)

  • Ed Harris, Mayor
  • Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council, District 1
  • Mara Elliott, San Diego City Attorney
  • Georgette Gomez, San Diego City Council, Dist. 9

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