Encouraging Registration and Compliance

After a city introduces a new and reasonable licensing process for airbnb, additional action must be taken to encourage registration and compliance. Experience in Portland, Oregon has shown that hosts who have been operating illegally will not automatically register. Here are some suggestions: Collection and Use of Hotel Tax Have airbnb collect and pay the […]

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airbnb Protest Continue in San Francsico

Protesters Accuse Airbnb of Desecrating San Francisco’s Neighborhoods From SF Weekly, October 27, 2014 Community activists are scattering flowers and planting votive candles outside the mayor’s office this morning as a symbolic memorial to San Francisco’s neighborhoods, which, they say, will deteriorate as more and more people convert their homes and apartments into Airbnb vacation […]

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Portland, Oregon Proposes Phase 2 Regulations for airbnb Licensing in Apartments and Condos

Portland, Oregon Propose Phase 2 Regulations for airbnb Licensing in Apartments and Condos From City of Portland, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, October 20, 2014 In July 2014, Portland, Oregon’s City Council approved a new licensing procedure for short-term rental sin single-family homes and duplexes. Now, a Taskforce run by the Mayor’s office is proposing […]

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“The Hill” Questions Sentaor Feinstein’s Objection to airbnb in Her Home Town, San Francisco

Sen. Feinstein is wrong on Airbnb From The Hill, October 24, 2014 On the topic of zoning laws, Airbnb does lead to commercial activity being conducted in residentially zoned areas. It also allows homeowners living in those areas the ability to make extra money off of their unused space. It’s a trade-off. It’s especially fallacious […]

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Contorvesial San Francisco Licensing Policy for airbnb Goest to Mayor for Signing

 SF supervisors send ‘Airbnb law’ to mayor despite objections From SF Gate, October 22, 2014 A divided Board of Supervisors for the second time approved legislation Tuesday legalizing short-term rentals in San Francisco, sending Mayor Ed Lee a controversial proposal that has become a major issue in several political races and created some strange alliances. […]

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