April 25, 2016
Enforcing short-term rental regulations on sites like Airbnb can be difficult. It’s also challenging to monitor noise, parking and other issues that stem from short-term renters in second homes, several city councilors said. The city’s short-term rental code states that the purpose of regulations are “to protect the character of the city’s residential neighborhoods” and to make sure short-term rentals “will be compatible with surrounding residential areas and will not materially alter the neighborhoods in which they are located.” Barnes recalled a Design Review Board meeting last year when a resident said she was the only homeowner on her block who lived there full time….
Source: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20160425/housing-shortage-tied-to-vacation-rentals