Outside Santa Barbara city limits, the short-term rental market has exploded, particularly in Los Olivos and Montecito. On Tuesday, growing concerns about noise, traffic, and the loss of long-term rentals prompted the Montecito Association’s land-use committee to reinforce its position that vacation rentals of less than 30 days have no place in its residential neighborhoods. The committee voted unanimously to recommend that such sentiment ascend the bureaucratic food chain as county planners tackle the nuances of any new regulations. The issue goes before the Montecito Planning Commission next month


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