Video of Portland City Council Grilling airbnb Lobbyist

VIDEO: City Commissioner Nick Fish Berates Airbnb Lobbyist

From Willamette Week, December 22, 2015

City Commissioner Nick Fish has been pushing a crackdown on Airbnb hosts who don’t get safety inspections. Airbnb sent a lobbyist to a City Council hearing Dec. 18 to object to new rules compelling the company to provide the addresses and city permit numbers of its hosts.
Fish upbraided him for more than 10 minutes.

“You want to have your cake and eat it too,” Fish told him. “We have an obligation to go after folks who are not following the law. The only way we can do that is [if] we know where they live, and you’re claiming that’s confidential and somehow an erosion of your privacy rights.”