Proposed Ordinance Amendments
A public webinar will be held on May 17, 2021, to provide comments on the City of San Diego’s (City) Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel Ordinance and proposals to amend it.
- Meeting Notice
- Summary of Proposed Changes
- Current SRO Hotel Regulations
- Preliminary Draft Ordinance
- Webinar – September 15, 2020
SRO Ordinance Information
The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) administers the City of San Diego’s (City) Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel Regulations (San Diego Municipal Code Sections 143.0510 – 143.0590):
The purpose of these regulations is to ensure the retention of the existing number of SRO hotel rooms and to provide assistance to tenants of SRO hotel rooms that will be displaced by the demolition, conversion, or rehabilitation of existing SRO hotel rooms. These regulations are intended to benefit the general public by minimizing the adverse impact on the housing supply and on displaced persons, particularly those who are very low income, elderly, or disabled, resulting from the permanent or temporary loss of SRO hotel rooms through their demolition, conversion, or rehabilitation.
The authority to regulate SROs in the City of San Diego is provided under state law, Government Code Sec. 7060.
Under the City’s SRO Ordinance, SDHC does not have jurisdiction over SRO units unless an owner takes action that requires a City permit to:
- Convert the SRO units to a different use;
- Rehabilitate the SRO; or
- Eliminate the SRO units
When the owner applies for such a permit from the City, the City then notifies SDHC, which administers the provisions of the City’s SRO Ordinance.
The SRO Ordinance includes requirements for plans to replace SRO units and relocation assistance for SRO residents.
Notice to former tenants of the Palms Hotel
Publishing Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
The following former tenants of the Palms Hotel, located at 509 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 who resided at the Palms Hotel within January 2020 – October 2022 are eligible to receive relocation assistance compensation as the result of their displacement from the Palms Hotel.
- Michael Danniels
- Dwight Nago
- Stephanie Miller
- Trinh Tran
- Adam Connell
- Richard Sklar
- Leonard Harris
- Erica Wahlberg
- Justin Mackinnon
Under San Diego Municipal Code 143.0570, the individuals listed above are eligible to receive financial relocation assistance benefits as a former tenant of the Palms Hotel. The San Diego Housing Commission is holding funds on deposit for this one-time compensation. These funds will only be held for six months from the date of this notice. Any unclaimed funds as of June 6, 2023, will be forfeited.
If you are one of the above-mentioned individuals, please provide written documentation to verify your identity, including a) your name, b) proof of identification, c) current address, and d) W-9 form (available from the Housing Commission). Please submit your written request to:
San Diego Housing Commission
ATTN: Lisette D. Vargas, Real Estate Division
1122 Broadway, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101
For more information, please call 619-578-7564