December 14, 2016
“Anyone want to see these?” Leigh Ann Rodd asks, waving her pictures of six naked guests engaging in sexual activities by the pool of the short-term rental house next door to hers at the stunned faces of Metro Planning Commissioners (starting at 1:41). In response to their nervous laughter and head-shaking, she shoots back, “I didn’t want to see it, either.” Rodd was concluding her allotted two minutes of public testimony about the impact of Nashville’s short-term rental ordinance, which allows the house next door to hers to welcome, as she put it, “a revolving door of vacationing strangers every Thursday through Sunday.” She was one of 14 people (including this author) who showed up to oppose the STR ordinance when the Planning Commission considered it for the first time Dec. 8….