January 11, 2017
OAKLAND — As the city tackles the controversial task of regulating Airbnb and other short-term rentals, officials on Thursday will take comments from residents concerned with how future rules will affect their community.
Oakland leaders will hold what’s likely to be a spirited public workshop Thursday evening as they move forward with their plan to legalize, regulate and tax short-term rentals. It’s a sensitive issue other cities, including San Francisco, have faced. On one hand, city leaders want to allow residents to rent their homes or spare rooms for extra cash to make ends meet. At the same time, they aim to prevent landlords from exacerbating the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis by taking long-term residences off the market and turning them into Airbnbs…
Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/11/oakland-residents-to-weigh-in-as-city-plans-new-airbnb-rules/