By Ron Eland | Sedona Red Rock News
The Sedona City council did a little winter housekeeping regarding one of the most talked about topics in the community. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, council voted unanimously to approve a resolution and ordinance revising the city’s code on short-term vacation rentals.
“This has been a work in progress for us for quite some time,” City Attorney Robert Pickels said. “And because many municipalities are working toward adopting similar type ordinances, we’re seeing language from other jurisdictions that we like.”
In May, Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2672 into law. Among other things, the bill provides cities and towns additional — albeit limited — authority to regulate short-term rentals of residential properties and imposes additional legal requirements on owners and operators of short-term vacation rentals. These updates to city code required council approval.