August 21, 2016
Waukee could become the latest central Iowa city to limit short-term home rentals through online booking sites like Airbnb or HomeAway. The city will consider restrictions that mirror an ordinance passed last year in West Des Moines. Online rental services have become popular among travelers looking to avoid hotels and for those who need more space and amenities, such as a full-size kitchen. Owners list their properties on the websites and travelers book dates just like a hotel, but often at cheaper prices. “There was some concern among a few of the council members that they didn’t feel like it was appropriate for our community,” said Brad Deets, Waukee’s development services director….