1. Understanding short term rentals in San Diego (part IV): Proposed new rules

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    August 15, 2015 by Omar Passons

    City of Austin's easy entry point to help citizens know the rules

    I decided to post the draft Short Term Vacation Rental ordinance for the City of San Diego so that regular …
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  2. Understanding short term rentals in San Diego (pt III): Residential rental of less than 30 days ruled illegal without permit

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    August 11, 2015 by Omar Passons

    City of San Diego just says no to residential short term room rentals, home swaps, and other frequent uses

    For those unfamiliar with the issues, you can read part I and part II of this story, also on this …
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  3. Understanding short term rentals in San Diego (pt II) – The “community’s” secret weapon

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    July 28, 2015 by Omar Passons

    I put the term community in quotes in the title because not everyone in every community views these issues the …
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  4. Understanding Short Term Rentals in San Diego – a panel discussion

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    July 24, 2015 by Omar Passons

    Pt. Loma photo taken from Times of San Diego. Photo credit: Realtor.com

    For the better part of the last year I’ve found myself involved – mostly through Airbnb – in the City …
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  5. A word about parks: Golden Hill and Conditions Assessments

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    November 2, 2014 by Omar Passons

    Golden Hill outdoor court on October 18, 2014

      This is a clip from the TV Show Parks & Recreation, which I find quite hilarious.  I thought I’d …
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  6. Community Corner (vol. 7) – Where can I park?

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    August 14, 2014 by Omar Passons

    Really crowded street from car parking

    I was born and raised in San Diego.  So my perspective on the role of people, cars, bikes, roller blades, …
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  7. Hack for Change: Models of Community-Based Public Leadership

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    June 1, 2014 by Omar Passons

    Incredible change underway in Las Vegas driven by an engaged businessperson with a big idea

      I was asked to speak at a Hack for Change event on June 1st as part of the National …
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