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By Kristina Pritchett

During the California Coastal Commission’s meeting, Supervisor and Chair Steve Kinsey said the Commission is continuing to work with cities about their short-term rental ordinances.

Kinsey said it’s been challenging, but the Commission will continue to protect any given “community’s character” while protecting the public’s access to the coast.

Kinsey said the Commission has posted samples of their actions on short-term rentals, including Dana Point’s ordinance.

Dana Point City Council approved the ordinance on Sept. 6 after five hours of discussion. Currently, a referendum is in the hands of the Orange County Registrar, where more than 2,100 signatures must be validated.

If the appropriate amount of signatures is validated, the referendum could help overturn the ordinance.

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