Committee Studying Short-Term Online Home Rentals to Meet Oct. 26

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

A committee appointed by the City Council to study short-term online home rentals, like those offered by Airbnb and similar platforms, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. in the City Council chamber of City Hall, 2401 Courthouse Drive.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Online Home Sharing Economy met Oct. 3 to make preliminary recommendations. The committee will finalize its recommendations at the Oct. 26 meeting, then present them to the City Council on Nov. 1. The council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on the recommendations at its Nov. 15 meeting.

The City Council is concerned about the effects of short-term rentals on residential neighborhoods, including parking, traffic and noise. The state legislature is also studying the issue and may vote on regulations in early 2017.

For more information on the issue, visit the topic page on VBgov.com here, or contact Assistant to the City Manager Robert Matthias at (757) 385-8267 or rmatthia@vbgov.com

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