June 3, 2016
…But the proposed agreement, which mirrors contracts Airbnb has with several other large counties in the state, including Pinellas and Orange, would keep key financial information secret, making it virtually impossible for Belden to audit compliance. As it stands, hotels account for their tax receipts and provide detailed records so the state can audit their payments. State law exempts this data from public view, but officials have access to the information they need. The agreement with Airbnb would keep “personally identifiable information” of any guest or host property secret….
Source: http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-too-much-secrecy-in-airbnb-deals/2280179