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Court Admonishes Rancho Mirage Over Short-term Rentals


“The allegations of contempt filed by the petitioners were related to the city’s stated intention to no longer process STR applications in light of the council’s legislation which banned such uses citywide,” Cobden told The Desert Sun." "The complaint alleging contempt was filed in December, after at least one plaintiff filed an application with the city to renew a permit for 2022 and was denied by the city, said Melinda Luthin, attorney for the VRON." "The judge on Monday also awarded plaintiffs $49,876.95 in attorneys’ fees for contempt proceedings that took place last year, Luthin said." Full article available here. Article by Sherry Barkas Photo by Jay Calderon of the Desert Sun