Party Houses Popping Up Again, Despite COVID Rules – MRCA Slinks Away From Winding Way
Written by 991KBU on April 21, 2020
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.