Portland Debates New Proposals to Fine Listing Services Who Don’t Remove Listings With No Permit Number

Lobbying Group Including Airbnb Pushes Back on Portland’s Plan to Toughen Short-Term Rental Rules

From Willamette Week, December 17, 2014

Airbnb is marshaling other home-sharing sites to fight Portland City Hall plans to crack down on unlicensed hosts. City Council is scheduled to vote Dec. 18 on an ordinance that would fine online rental marketplaces $500 each time a host advertises a rental without posting a city permit number.