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On January 19th, 2022 the Sonoma City Council voted unanimously to adopt an Urgency Ordinance that defines time-shares broad enough to encompass fractional home ownership and ensure that Pacaso is banned in the City of Sonoma. The ordinance was carefully crafted by the City Attorney and Planning Commission supported by the unusual times we are facing with a mounting housing crisis and pressure from the State to zone and build additional residential housing.
The City of Sonoma has the reputation of doing what they can to hold on to available and affordable housing having locked out Short Term Rentals long ago. They saw the writing on the wall with Pacaso - the fact that they have ignored zoning regulations in other areas gave them the incentive to get ahead of the problem.
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We hope other Cities and Counties will follow Sonoma's lead in protecting the availability and affordability of our precious residential housing.
The City of Palm Springs issued a letter to Pacaso on December 6, 2021 stating it considers the business a timeshare operation.
The letter was obtained by Stop Pacaso Now through a public records request and in it, orders Pacaso to cease operations in the city "immediately."
Of course, Pacaso reported to the Desert Sun paper that their position is that the city's timeshare ordinance doesn't apply to the company "not legally tenable."
The city letter includes several other complaints against Pacaso, including that the company does not have a business license and has not paid any business tax to the city, that its model worsens the city's "affordability crisis" by taking homes off the market that could be resided in full time and that its creates end-experiences for many residents similar to short-term vacation rentals.
Read The Desert Sun's full article by James B. Cutchin on our Press page