September 5, 2016
The city of Coralville is looking to regulate how homes and other rooms are rented through online home-sharing services like Airbnb. At the same time, the city is seeing a boom in the local hotel market, with five new hotels in varying stages of development and others still in the planning stage. Earlier this month, the Coralville City Council approved its first of three readings to an ordinance that would require property owners in Coralville renting their homes through services like Airbnb to live in the house with guests on the nights they plan to stay. Kelly Hayworth, Coralville’s city administrator, said the ordinance is the result of several complaints the city has received about noisy houses and parties that last until the wee hours of the morning….