February 11, 2016
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin accused Republicans of local-control hypocrisy in the wake of a bill that would limit municipalities’ ability to regulate popular online sites that allow people to offer their houses for short-term rentals. At a press conference Wednesday, Soglin chastised Republicans in the state Legislature for continuously pre-empting local control following Tuesday night’s passage of Assembly Bill 583. Soglin said the bill threatens affordable housing in Madison by opening the floodgates for people to buy properties specifically for use as lucrative short-term rental units through websites such as Airbnb and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner)….
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