May 3, 2017

A Brooklyn assemblyman’s written argument for his bill aimed at upending city laws governing short-term rentals plagiarizes several paragraphs from a memo by Airbnb. Joseph Lentol’s “one-host one-home” provision, introduced into the state Assembly on April 28, justifies the need for the law using two paragraphs written by the short-term rental company’s policy team in 2016, the Times Union first reported…

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