STVRs & Community Sentiment in Pierpont

Currently the city of Ventura allows for Short Term Rentals (STR)s also called Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVR)s in Pierpont which is zoned as a residential neighborhood. The Pierpont Community Council conducted a survey of the neighborhood sentiment on STRs late 2017. Over 40% of the community participated. The results was that nearly 70% of responders did not want STVRs to operate in Pierpont. This survey is currently being audited to validate the response.

Based on this survey, the PCC is positioned against STVRs operating in Pierpont because Pierpont is zoned as a residential neighborhood and STVRs are businesess that even under the best circumstances degrade the quality of life in the neighborhood and displace long term residents.  The impact of their operation dispportionately affect their immediate neighbors.  The PCC is not against Short Term Rentals as long as they operate outside of residential neighborhoods.

The vast majority over 70% of all vacation rentals in Ventura are located in Pierpont.  Based on the city regulation, it is the neighbhorhoods responsibility to police these businesses.  To facilitate that effort the list of STVRs in Pierpont is below.  If you click on the address you will see a pdf with contact informatoin to report violations.

The PCC recommends that you report violations the the appropriate city agency.   Any life threatening or other ermergency situation should be reported to 911.  Non-emergency noise and safety issues should be  reported to the non-emergency phone number of the VPD 805-650-8010. Issues with trash being left out and other code violations should be reported to the city planning office: 805-654-7893, or email at codeenforcementcomplaints@cityofventura.ca.gov

The STVR ordinance refers to the city Noise regulations for noise during the day and evening.   It defines quite hours where the ambient noise level is reduced from daytime levels.   Sound at the beach carries and we lilve in close proximity to one another.  You do not have to put up with noises during the day (prior to 10pm) nor outside chatter during quiet hours after 10pm.  This type of behavior is disruptive to a residential neighborhood.   Call the police and report violations.

City STVR Ordinance: https://library.municode.com/ca/san_buenaventura/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=DIV6BURE_CH6.455SHRMVARE

City Noise Ordinance:  https://library.municode.com/ca/san_buenaventura/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=DIV10PUPEMORE_CH10.650NOCO_ART1NOREGE_S10.650.110NOREGE

Costs incurred by the VPD for responding to nuicance events will be levied against the property owner, per section 10.650.230 for the above noise ordinances.   If you are experiencing issues with any property we encourage you to report the incident to the police.  Report all emergency incidents to 911, non-emergency to 805-650-8010.

For residential areas 50 to 55 decibels is about the loudness of normal voices in conversation at about 3 feet away from each other.  From the ordinance this is the maximum level in Pierpont.

Designated ZoneTime IntervalExterior Noise
Levels
Zone IIResidential properties7 a.m.—10 p.m.50
Zone IIResidential properties Interior Level7 a.m.—10 p.m.45
Zone IIResidential properties7 a.m.—10 p.m.45
Zone IIResidential properties Interior Level10 p.m. — 7 a.m.40