Tiburon, California Bans Short-term Retnals

Marin town bans short-term rentals, including AirBNB and VRBO From the Marin Independent Journal, July 2015 After a lengthy discussion Wednesday night Tiburon Town Council voted 3-2, with Mayor Frank Doyle and Vice Mayor Erin Tollini dissenting, to amend zoning ordinance to ban short-term rentals. Properties are typically made available through websites. Two of the […]

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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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Share Better TV Ad Criticizes airbnb

Anti-Airbnb ad accuses company of making the rich richer From the New York Post, July 6, 2015 An anti-Airbnb group is rolling out a new TV commercial that accuses the apartment-rental site of lining the pockets of greedy fat cats who use it to destroy affordable housing. In a parody of actress Alyssa Milano’s heart-tugging […]

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In San Francisco airbnb Lobbying Delays Tougher Sanctions for Now – Housing Advocates Vow Ballot Measure

As City Hall dawdles, S.F. housing advocates look to Airbnb ballot From USA Today, June 10, 2015 After watching this city’s Board of Supervisors again fail to agree on tougher home-sharing rules, housing advocates alarmed over skyrocketing rents and increased evictions here are looking to put the issue directly to voters. … The legislative inaction […]

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