September 27, 2016
New Orleans (WGNO) – The short-term rental debate rages on. Tuesday, a political theater protest was held here on the steps of City Hall in New Orleans, including floats, props, local actors and artists. During the production, organizers made a presentation against short-term whole-home rentals, which they say is greatly damaging to New Orleans neighborhoods. “I think the commercials and ad campaign that Airbnb is trying to portray is making it seem like a very black and white issue. That we’re either going to allow Airbnb or we’re not going to allow Airbnb. What we’re saying is there is a nice middle ground, where you can protect your neighborhoods and protect your residence — and still allow people the opportunity to share their home,” said Rally Organizer Devin DeWulf….