Regarding your dog of a different color column: I own a granny flat on the Mesa, a 400-square-foot studio with bath and wet bar; I have rented it for some 45 years. In the “old” days, the city regulators would hassle me from time to time. For example, once, they made me remove the shower in the bathroom. Today in 2022, a more sophisticated populace would opine that The City should not get involved in such matters. In short, it is government overreach
Vacation rentals that supposedly cause the Empty House Syndrome can and should be classified with the ADU’s “granny flat syndrome.” The city government should not get involved. The notion that vacation rentals can obliterate the skyline (oh no, not the skyline!) falls under the same overreach as removing a shower from a studio room.