After Implementing Reasonable airbnb Licensing, Portland Wants the New Ordinance Enforced

Portland to crack down on Airbnb hosts who fail to get permits From the Portland Tribune, January 21, 2015 Portland is cracking down on several hundred people who are offering their homes for short-term rentals but failing to get city permits or pay lodging taxes. The city’s new stance could threaten Portland’s special relationship cultivated […]

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Portland Oregon Passes Ordinance Requiring Listing Services to Provide Host Contact Information

Portland city council votes to force greater compliance of short-term rental regulations From The Oregonian, January 21, 2015 The Portland City Council voted with little discussion Wednesday to adopt new rules intended to boost compliance of short-term rental hosts and brokers, such as Airbnb, with newly adopted city regulations for the rentals. Commissioners Dan Saltzman, […]

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Portland City Council Questions airbnb Lobbyist — Will airbnb Step Up to the Plate?

David Owen of airbnb Testifies Before Portland City Council December 18, 2014 Note: Click on the link above and move ahead to 126 minutes to hear David Owen’s testimony and questioning by City Council members. The earlier portion of the video includes testimony from Portland’s Revenue Department regarding tax collection and the Bureau of Development […]

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airbnb Balks at Sharing Host Contact Information with City of Portland

Airbnb should share Portland hosts’ info with city to ensure safety, permit enforcement: Editorial From The Oregonian, December 29, 2014 Airbnb, the San Francisco-based tech company that connects homeowners offering extra bedrooms with short-term renters, is making a credible case for the title. The company is resisting a proposed requirement that it hand over address […]

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