The Two Sides to airbnb

Rental sites like Airbnb aren’t as innocuous as they pretend From the Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2015 So San Francisco, like Los Angeles, New York and some other cities, is offering to go easy on modest “sharing,” in return for the collection of lodging taxes and strict enforcement of the rules against turning housing […]

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Los Angeles Prepares to Regulate airbnb

LA councilmembers push to regulate Airbnb From KPPC Radio, June 2, 2015 Los Angeles city officials are proposing new regulations on Airbnb and other home-sharing sites that would curb the amount of business the industry does in the country’s second-largest city. The proposal introduced Tuesday by Councilmember Mike Bonin and Council President Herb Wesson would […]

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Consideration of airbnb Regulation Moving to State Level in California

Bill to limit online vacation rentals including Airbnb, VRBO clears hurdle From The Press Democrat, May 13, 2015 The implications of McGuire’s bill are potentially far-reaching. More than 1 million people worldwide use Airbnb to rent out their properties, generating an estimated $450 million in economic activity last year just in the city of San Francisco, according […]

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airbnb Removes Listings from “Professional Vacation Rental Hosts” in Los Angeles

Airbnb cuts ties with vacation-rental firms in Los Angeles From Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2015 Amid mounting pressure from housing advocates and community groups, Airbnb is cutting ties with some of its biggest money-makers. Two of the home-sharing giant’s largest Los Angeles-area hosts — vacation-rental firms with dozens of apartments apiece — said Friday […]

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