From Willamette Week, November 12, 2014
Airbnb keeps spending money to woo Portland City Hall.
The company has reported spending $23,331 on lobbying City Hall in the third quarter of 2014. That’s when the City Council approved rules legitimizing the company’s operations, requiring safety inspections on short-term rentals, and accepting lodging taxes from Airbnb clients.
That brings Airbnb’s total lobbying this year to $47,614.