An enormous victory has been won in Santa Barbara County! On Feb. 24, the Planning Commission voted 3-2 to draft language for a permit process that will continue to allow short-term rentals on agricultural land in Santa Barbara County.

According to recent studies, short-term rentals have helped drive an estimated $470 million in revenue and 5,000 jobs to the county. Thanks to this decision, we can continue to contribute to our local community.

The entire team at Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, including our land use attorney Matt Allen, collaborated to help frame legislation which assisted the Planning Commission in their critical decision. A very heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for your support throughout the last year as we fought this important battle to enact fair and reasonable legislation for short-term rentals.

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“Santa Barbara County Planning Commission OKs Vacation Rentals in Agricultural Zones”

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“Planners vote to regulate short-term rentals on agricultural land”

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“Vacation Rentals Allowed on Ag Land For Now: County Planning Commission Splits Vote but Rule Awaits Further Approval”

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“Planners vote to regulate short-term rentals on agricultural land”

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“Planners favor short-term rentals in farm zones”