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Public Engagement

Public Meetings

Past Public Meetings

Public Meeting #2

Wednesday, May 17

6-8 p.m. 

White Rock Fire Station #3 

129 NM-4

The Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD)  hosted a public meeting to solicit feedback on the first draft of its Short-Term Rental (STR) Program.

Meeting Purpose


This draft STR program is the product of extensive research of national and regional best practices, as well as a community involvement process. To date, the Project Team has conducted a Public Open House (Feb. 15) followed by a Community Survey (Feb. 23-Mar. 26), as well as steering committee meetings throughout the project. Members of the public were encouraged to attend and provide input at this important stage of the project.

The purpose of the this open house was for CDD staff and contractor Wilson & Company (Wilson) to meet in person with the community, present the draft STR Program, and explain how the public input process had thus far been incorporated. The public was able to ask questions and provide comments at the meeting.

The next draft will incorporate public comments through June 18, and will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation to County Council for adoption via the County’s ordinance process.


Public Meeting #2 Links

View a recording of the meeting on YouTube 

View the draft STR Program 

View the presentation slides from the public meeting 

View a summary of the discussion at the public meeting 

Public Meeting #2 links

Public Meeting #1

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

County Council Chambers

1000 Central Avenue

Los Alamos, NM 87544

This meeting had been rescheduled from February 15th because of inclement weather.

Meeting description

Members of the Project Team shared information about the project purpose and schedule. They shared intital research about short-term rentals (STRs) in Los Alamos County and in other similar communities. The Project Team then solicited input from the public about what they would like to see in the County's STR program.

The meeting had an open house format, with a presentation and Q&A session from 6:15-6:45 p.m.

Couldn't make it to the meeting but want to share your input? Fill out a Public Survey or send the Project Team a message.

Meeting Documents

View the meeting presentation and a summary of the meeting here.


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Attendees wait to hear a presentation from the Project Team at Public Meeting #1, February 22nd, 2023, at the County Council Chambers. 

County Council Presentations

The Project Team provided County Council with an introduction of the project with a presentation at the February 28, 2023, County Council meeting. You can view the presentation here.

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