July 6, 2016
More than 250 St. Paul homes are advertised as short-term rentals on Airbnb and similar websites, and with an eye on the Super Bowl coming to Minnesota in 2018, city officials want a handle on how to tax and regulate them. “They’re kind of out there in an unregulated place,” St. Paul City Council Member Chris Tolbert told the council Wednesday. “They are growing and continuing to grow.” Eager to get ahead of a growing trend, the council voted 4-1 on Wednesday to assemble a task force to propose new zoning rules surrounding short-term vacation rentals. Council Members Amy Brendmoen and Dai Thao were not present at the vote….
Source: http://www.twincities.com/2016/07/06/st-paul-council-orders-study-of-whether-to-tax-regulate-airbnb/