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EXECUTIVE ORDER #7 - CLOSURE OF SHORT TERM (30 DAYS OR LESS), VACATION RENTALS, TIME SHARES, HOTELS AND MOTELS

Post Date:03/26/2020 5:17 PM

Pursuant to City Council Emergency Resolution EM 2020-001 and Chapter 2.20 of the La Quinta Municipal Code, Executive Order #7 has been issued by the City Manager and mandates the closure of Short term (30 Days or Less), vacation rentals, time shares, hotels and motels but are limited to the following:

  • To house essential service workers related to COVID-19.  Essential service workers are public safety and medical professionals, state, county, and city workers supporting the local emergency pandemic.

  • Temporary lodging to protect homeless persons.

  • Current renters are allowed to remain until contract ends.

  • Current renter is allowed to remain if the renter has been displaced and cannot return to his/her residence because of the following:

  1. A person residing at his/her residence must isolate or quarantine,

  2. A higher risk of severe illness at the residence,

  3. Due to travel restrictions or other circumstance beyond their control, or

  4. Renter needs to isolate or quarantine themselves.

STVR’S in violation - $5,000 fine and suspension of license for 1 year

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