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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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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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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