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Portland debates rules for Airbnb short-term lodging

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Should the web-based short-term rental service allow someone to rent out their bedroom, or their entire unit?

That’s probably the biggest of several outstanding questions the City Council needs to address before approving an ordinance taking Airbnb and similar programs out of the underground economy, says Sandra Wood, supervising planner for the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The ordinance would enable the city to inspect the dwellings to make sure they are safe and legal, and, not incidentally, enable the city and other government entities to capture lodging tax revenue from what has grown into a multimillion-dollar industry here.

An ordinance proposed by the planning bureau, and blessed by the guiding Planning and Sustainability Commission in late-April, legalizes short-term rentals such as those pioneered by Airbnb, but doesn’t allow it in apartments, condos or mobile home parks where the residents don’t own their own land.

Read more at Portland Tribune

 

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