City of Hood River, Oregon
Resolution No. 2017-05


WHEREAS, the City of Hood River adopted a Short-term Rental Regulatory Program through Ordinances 2026 and 2028; and

WHEREAS, Ordinances 2026 and 2028 were initiated upon recommendation of the 2015 Hood River Housing Needs Analysis and adopted after extensive and active public hearings; and

WHEREAS, the practical impact of any regulatory program is substantially dependent on administrative rule making and implementation; and

WHEREAS, the City Hood River desires to implement recently enacted short-term regulations in the most efficient, equitable, and publicly transparent method possible, consistent with the intent of the original legislation, and

WHEREAS, there continues to be an engaged group of stakeholders that is concerned with the successful implementation of the short-term rental program; and

WHEREAS, stakeholder energy and involvement is most effective when differing viewpoints work collaboratively together through official and public channels,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Short-term Rental Advisory Committee is hereby created to advise the City of Hood River regarding implementation of the City’s Short-term Rental Regulations. The composition of the Committee shall be as follows:

1. Membership:  The Advisory Committee shall consist of five (5) members: two (2) of the members shall be from the public at large who are property owners or agents in the City of Hood River and have rented property on short-term basis and remitted transient room tax within the last three-years; two (2) of the members will be registered electors residing within the City of Hood River and within 250 feet of a current or prior short-term rental. One (1) member shall be a member of the City of Hood River Planning Commission or City Council and nominated by the City Council.

2. Terms: Committee members will serve a one (1) year term beginning on May 1st, 2017. Upon expiration of the initial term, the committee will dissolve.

3. Meetings: A majority of the membership of the Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be fixed by the Committee.  The Advisory Committee shall abide by the provisions of the Oregon Public Meetings Laws.

4. Duties of the Committee: The Committee shall make recommendations, advise, and oversee the implementation of the City of Hood River’s short-term rental program consistent with the adopted ordinances of the City. Specific duties include;

a. Advise staff on the implementation of the short-term rental regulatory program through the Summer of 2017
b. Act as ambassadors of short-term rental program, synthesizing public concerns and suggestions
c. Encourage community partnerships and collaboration to promote compliance with the City’s short-term rental regulation in the least burdensome manner
d. At the conclusion of the Committee’s term, issue recommended language updating and clarifying short-term rental code as needed, specifically municipal code chapters 17.04, 05.09, and 05.10
e. Develop additional committee procedures and bylaws as necessary to promote effective execution of committee work


Approved and Effective this ____ day of ____________ 2017.


       Paul Blackburn, Mayor



Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:

Daniel Kearns, City Attorney






Approved by the City of Hood River City Council on this 13th day of March, 2017, to take effect immediately.

       Paul Blackburn, Mayor

Jennifer Gray, City Recorder