City officials are making good on their decision to enforce Lake Oswego's ban on short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods.
Diana Smith-Bower, the City's public information officer, posted a notice last week on the social-networking website Nextdoor informing residents that the rental of a home or guest room in a residential neighborhood is limited to stays of 30 days or longer. Any rental "or other overnight stay" for less than 30 days must occur in a hotel or similar business in a commercial area, she wrote.
"Recently, the Planning Commission and the City Council explored allowing the short-term rental of homes in the residential areas of Lake Oswego," Smith-Bower posted on July 26. "Based upon these discussions, and the citizen comments received, the City Council decided to continue
to permit short-term rental stays only in commercial areas."
The Review's Anthony Macuk wrote about the City's policy debate over short-term rentals in the July 20 issue of the newspaper. You can also find the story online at bit.ly/2h4xNd0.