Save San Diego Neighborhoods: Our Position

  • Enforce the existing Municipal Code, which makes STVR unlawful in all San Diego residential zones, to rid our communities of absentee-owner commercial mini-hotels.
  • Amend the Municipal Code to allow true “home-sharing” (room rentals with owners present) and home-swapping with some restrictions.
  • Create and implement effective enforcement policies to support those positions.


We need your support

Help us preserve our neighborhoods

by stopping mini-hotels

in single-family zones


WHAT is the issue?

Commercial businesses in the form of mini-hotels, sometimes called Short Term Vacation Rentals, are proliferating in neighborhoods that are zoned for non-commercial, single-family dwelling use only.


WHY should I care?

You may think that this is confined to the beach and coastal areas but this problem is spreading across the city (see map above). With STVR comes noise, overflowing trash cans, strangers coming and going from the neighborhood, drunken parties late at night during the week as well as weekends and numerous other nuisances. But, it's not just the noise that is an issue. It is the incomparability of operating an unsupervised hotel next to someone's home that is at the root of the problem. And, with thousands of homes converted to hotels, many in San Diego are paying a steep price in higher long-term rental rates and higher housing costs as the supply of homes is reduced.


WHO are we?

Save San Diego Neighborhoods is a non-profit, grassroots organization of San Diego homeowners who believe that STVRs are a threat to the fabric of our communities and that the city is not enforcing the Municipal Code regarding these STVRs in our neighborhoods. Some of us have been fighting this battle for almost a decade.


HOW do we propose to fix this problem?

With a huge push from citizens such as us, the city is finally drafting regulations to control STVR. We continue to work with the city. We also intend to follow a legal strategy that may include asking the courts to tell the city to enforce the Municipal Code as we seek to rid our communities of these destructive commercial entities. It may sound extreme, but we are moderate people who have exhausted all our other options.


HOW can I help?

We need financial help. Donations can be made at the address at the bottom of this page or by clicking the "Donate now" button below. Any amount will help us fight this battle.

864 Grand Avenue, PMB 526, San Diego CA   92109