City Clarifies Process in Development of Bylaw

City Clarifies Process in Development of Bylaw to Regulate Short Term Rentals
Posted on 03/11/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Planning and Heritage Department would like to remind the public that the process for the development of Short-Term Rental regulations is in the early stages. As with any draft bylaw, no decisions have been made as to what the final regulations, bylaw, or bylaw amendments will be.

Following a public meeting of Council on Monday, March 9 and a presentation by Planning staff, draft regulations and a bylaw are currently being created for review. The presentation from the meeting on Monday is available on the City’s website.

The Planning Board is scheduled to meet on Friday, March 13 and City staff will be making a presentation to the Planning Board, which is the official start of the Short-Term Rental regulation process. Following the presentation, it is anticipated that the Planning Board will make a recommendation to Council. If a recommendation comes forward, Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 16 (tentative) to discuss bringing the draft bylaw to the public consultation phase.

The Planning Board meeting and Special Meeting of Council are open to the public to observe the presentation and discussion, but there will not be an opportunity for the public to speak. Once Council has moved the information to the public consultation phase, Council and Planning staff will be accepting comments, concerns, and questions in various forms. Prior to this phase, the Planning Department and Mayor’s Office are not able to officially collect comments or respond with clarifications so not to interfere with the process. Once public consultation is announced, written submissions will also be accepted.

To stay up-to-date on meeting notifications, subscribe to the meeting calendar under the Mayor and Council section. Meeting agendas and packages are also available under this section of the City’s website.

To review the Short Term Rental presentation from the March 9 meeting, visit www.charlottetown.ca/str or view the live stream of the meeting under the Mayor and Council section.

The City of Charlottetown is committed to providing accessible information and is working diligently to ensure the public is informed of the process. All information to date is available on the City’s website, as listed above.