October 15, 2016
The Arlington County Board took its first steps Saturday toward regulating short-term home-sharing rentals such as Airbnb by advertising public hearings on the proposal. The Virginia General Assembly last winter sought to set law state-wide on the issue, but Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) delayed its implementation by referring the matter to the Virginia Housing Commission. Arlington board members said that if the legislature passes a new law in the 2017 session, it will preempt local regulations, but they hope to influence the state with a local law. More than 1,600 Arlington homes were advertised for rental through Airbnb in July. A public hearing will be set for Nov. 2, with additional hearings before the Planning Commission Nov. 30 and a County Board vote Dec. 10.
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/arlington-considers-regulating-short-term-rentals/2016/10/15/14189996-92ec-11e6-9c85-ac42097b8cc0_story.html