SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego City Council could take action next week on the controversial issue of short-term vacation rentals.
Those in favor of short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods said it is a boon to the local economy - bringing in tens of millions of tourist dollars.
Those opposed said it is bringing down their neighborhoods and that existing city regulations are on their side.
The controversy over short-term vacation rentals has created a heated debate that is pitting neighbor against neighbors.
Cladding green t-shirts on Tuesday night, supporters of short term rentals packed a planning commission meeting touting the economic benefits to the city.
Opponents said it is driving up long-term rental prices and destroying the character of their communities.
"It kills the neighborhood because there is no real neighbor in there. There is somebody different every time you turn around. You have people staying up until two in the morning. That is not what you need in a neighborhood. It changes the neighborhood and it is not for the better," said Eve Anderson.
City Council President Sherri Lightner said the legislation she is proposing would clarify the existing rules on the book which "already states that visitor accommodations are not permitted in single dwelling zones."
Supporter of short-term rentals - citywide - said the proposal did not go the proper legislative channels allowing for public input.
The City Council will hold its hearing on the proposed short-term vacation legislation next Tuesday, November 1, at 10 a.m., at Golden Hall.
At least one San Diego County sheriff's deputy has gotten involved in a shooting in the 2600 block of Alpine Boulevard in Alpine, a sheriff's lieutenant says.
Because San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has activated a public safety power shutoff in certain parts of the county, the following school districts will be closed on Tuesday, November 13th.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist Monday, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County as officials shut off power for several thousand customers as a safety precaution.
Southern California Edison is being investigated by state regulators for its possible role in the massive Woolsey Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The first members of a caravan of migrants from Central America are now in Tijuana, Mexico. Thousands of other migrants are currently traveling north through Mexico.
Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 Sunday and appeared likely to rise.
Santa Ana winds are forecast to pick up Monday and continue into Wednesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties work to hold back the flames.
San Diego residents were urged to be ready to evacuate if brush fires erupt in their city with high Santa Ana winds forecast for Monday and a Red Flag Warning issued for the area.
A motorist with three children in her SUV was allegedly driving under the influence when she slammed head-on into another SUV in the Rancho Bernardo area Monday morning, injuring everyone in both vehicles, police said.