Party houses being rented by bed and breakfast hosts are reappearing in Malibu.
Planning Commissioner John Mazza said … at last night’s commission meeting … people are renting beachfront houses on PCH to have large parties … COVID spreading be damned.
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“I had two residents from east Malibu and the highway call me to complain about a party house that apparently has a party every single night.
“And they have 30-40 people.
”And so I told them to call on compliance … but I would assume … and you can correct me is I am wrong.that the city has some ability to stop things like that for social distancing.
“But apparently the sheriffs don’t care.
“Apparently these are big parties … not little parties.”
CITY PLANNING DIRECTOR BONNIE BLUE: “Anybody who observes an instance like that should call the sheriff … and they also can follow up and call city code enforcement so that we can follow up.”
That was planning director Bonnie Blue … replying to Mazza.
Many people apparently feel that party houses remain sort of legal in Malibu … as the city has yet to enact it’s final short term residential ordinance.
But party houses during the public health shutdown are a different matter … according to the city.