The Easiest Way to Regulate airbnb ?

Editor’s Note For the past 3 years I have been tracking the growth of airbnb and the attempts by various cities to appropriately regulate it. My thinking has evolved over time. The recent political activist tactics used by airbnb to defeat Proposition F in San Francisco caused me to re-think my assumptions. I recommend approach […]

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Ashville, NC Comes Down Hard on airbnb “Entire Place” Rentals, But Supports airbnb “Private Room” Rentals

Asheville short-term rentals, Airbnbs now face $500 fines From the Citizen-Times, August 26, 2015 In a move to stave off what some City Council members said could be a dangerous tipping point, elected officials voted to push back against illegal short-term vacation rentals, jacking up fines to $500 a day. … “This we cannot get […]

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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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Summary of New San Francisco Ordinance

City of San Francisco – Planning Department – Short-term Rental Registry What is the SF Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance? On October 27th, 2014 Mayor Lee signed San Francisco Ordinance No. 218-14, amending the Administrative and Planning Codes to allow some residential properties to conduct short-term residential rentals without violating the requirements of the City’s Residential […]

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