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Q SEW Pp�T <br />CITY OF <br />z NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br />April 3, 2020 <br />Agenda Item No. 1 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Grace K. Leung, City Manager - 949-644-3001, <br />gleung@newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director <br />PHONE: 949-644-3282 <br />TITLE: Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-001: Prohibiting the Issuance of Any <br />New Short -Term Lodging Permit and/or the Rental of a Lodging Unit <br />for a Short -Term, to Any Person, Except a Medical Professional or <br />Emergency Responder <br />ABSTRACT: <br />For City Council's consideration is a temporary ban on the issuance of any new short term <br />lodging permit and/or the rental of any lodging unit, for less than 30 consecutive days, to <br />any person other than a medical professional or emergency responder during the COVID- <br />19 emergency. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Find this action exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") <br />pursuant to Sections 15269(c) (the activity is necessary to prevent or mitigate an <br />emergency), 15060(c)(2) (the activity will not result in a direct or reasonably <br />foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment) and 15060(c)(3) (the activity <br />is not a project as defined in Section 15378) of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code <br />of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, because it has no potential for resulting <br />in physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; and <br />b) Pursuant to City of Newport Beach Charter Section 412, Adopt Emergency Ordinance <br />No. 2020-001, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Newport Beach, <br />California, Prohibiting. (1) the Issuance of any New Short -Term Lodging Permit <br />Pursuant to Newport Beach Municipal Code Chapter 5.95, and/or (2) the Rental of a <br />Lodging Unit, for a Period of Thirty (30) Consecutive Days or Less to Any Person, <br />Except a Medical Professional or Emergency Responder Coming to the City of <br />Newport Beach to Aid with the COVID-19 Outbreak. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />The City collects Transient Occupancy Tax on all short-term rentals. This revenue will be <br />reduced during the prohibition period. <br />1-1 <br />