December 29, 2016
Oakland is starting to craft rules for short-term Airbnb-type residential rentals, and plans a workshop Jan. 12 where residents can voice their opinions. Oakland does not currently regulate renting spaces in private homes for a short term through platforms such as Airbnb, FlipKey and VRBO. In Oakland and other cities with high housing demands, many have expressed concern about the effect of the rentals on neighborhoods, housing availability and affordability….