Vision for La Quinta

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A Vision for La Quinta 

Neighbors for Neighborhoods of LQ (N4N), a group of La Quinta residents, respectfully submitted a 100 page report, VISION FOR LA QUINTA  with recommendations.  The proposal was delivered to La Quinta City Hall and received by the City Manager January 6, 2021.  

Mayor Linda Evans said... “I appreciate the work and effort” the group took to provide additional information that the council can weigh along with the ad hoc committee’s recommendations. “I want to thank them (N4N) for actually doing it (the study) because this is exactly what we have been saying even post-ad hoc … we want to hear from other people; we want to get all the input before we make decisions,” Evans said. “This information is valued and will absolutely be taken into consideration as we proceed with the discussions regarding any program changes,” Evans said.   Sherry Barkas,  Palm Springs Desert Sun, published January 12, 2021
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Cover Letter to Mayor Evans & City Council Members

The proposal, “VISION FOR LA QUINTA” was delivered to the City Manager on January 6, 2021. 

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Table of Contents

The proposal “VISION FOR LA QUINTA” is a 100 page integrated plan to reinvigorate the city economy while replenishing housing and solving the “nightly” Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) problem.

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Introduction

Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) problems are not unique to the City of La Quinta.  These problems are systemic in every city in the Coachella Valley, California and across the United States dealing with “nightly” short term vacation rentals (STVRs).

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Background*

La Quinta is home to Coachella Valley’s oldest and strongest tourism economy. Founded in 1926, La Quinta Resort introduced golf and leisure to the valley and the city of La Quinta would be named after the resort. 

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Vision Overview

The N4N VISION for La Quinta is built on three pillars; Tourism, Housing Inventory & Residential Quality of Life.  The VISION follows the template developed during La Quinta’s rapid growth period, if you build the residential communities, business will follow.

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VISION Recommendations

Within the report, N4N made recommendations based on the survey results below, the ad hoc committee final report, lessons learned from other Southern California cities and HOA's, and media information. (See “Learn More” page this website).

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VISION Enforcement

Within the report, N4N examines the impact on enforcement efforts when a integrated VISION is adopted.  Read how enforcement may be simplified.

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Ad Hoc Committee Report Synopsis

Attachment 1-1  Ad Hoc Committee Report Synopsis is reference for N4N’s examination. 

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Survey

The proposal relied in part on a survey of residents from twenty one neighborhoods within the city of La Quinta. The survey was conducted between November 25 - December 11, 2020. The results are made available in the following page sections.  The survey’s objective was to collect and evaluate the opinions of La Quinta residents living near STVRs. 

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Facts - Additional Data*

Facts - Only 24% of the STVR Neighbors communicated with City Council.  Lessons Learned - Only 1 in 4 residence have expressed their opinion on STVRs

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Survey Analysis - Process - Determining survey confidence level 

There are three factors that determine the size of the confidence interval for a given confidence level; sample size, percentage and population size.

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Survey Results

Response analysis to all questions in graphs and charts.

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Survey Facts - Sample of Survey Comments

There were 945 written comments included with the survey results.  Read questions & sample answers from respondents. 

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