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Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 6:48 am
(AP) — Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 08, 2019 - 3:05 pm
There was passionate debate today over the issue of Airbnb and other short term rentals in New Orleans. The city council considered the issue today and unanimously passed a sweeping ban on most short term rentals in residential neighborhoods. Supporters of the proposal in the city council chambers...
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Thomas Perumean
August 08, 2019 - 6:09 am
After a year of work by the Governmental Affairs and other committees the full New Orleans City Council will vote on a slate of new regulations regarding short-term rentals. A lot of expectations are riding on the passage of the new rules. Resident Activist Amy Stelly says her Treme neighborhood as...
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Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 7:32 am
The New Orleans City Council will vote Thursday on an overhaul of short-term rental regulations and it all comes down to one decision: Owner-occupied properties. Housing, community and preservation advocates say the only way to keep neighborhoods from turning into blocks of short-term rentals...
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Thomas Perumean
August 05, 2019 - 7:26 am
The city's long awaited overhaul of short-term rental regulations could have hit a snag. The firm consulting New Orleans on regulations, and pushing for few restrictions and regulations on commercially zoned properties, it turns out performed studies and projects for Airbnb four separate times...
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Thomas Perumean
July 01, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, District-C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, will present updates to the City Code regarding enforcement, permitting, and fees for New Orleans' Short Term Rental (STR) program. The Governmental Affairs Special Committee meeting is Wednesday, July 17th at 1...
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Don Ames
January 10, 2019 - 6:20 am
The New Orleans City Council today takes up the thorny issue of short-term rental rules in the city. The Council will have a bit of a balancing act on their hands in an expected preliminary vote. Real estate analyst Wade Ragas says it's a matter of economic development versus neighborhood...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 07, 2019 - 8:47 pm
The city of New Orleans may soon have tighter laws on people renting homes they own to tourists. "City Council Motion (M-19-4) would tighten regulations for the City's Short Term Rental (STR) program and incentivize commercial developers to provide more affordable housing for New Orleanians,"...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 20, 2018 - 8:34 pm
Covington will regulate who rents their home to tourists, where it is legal, what renters can do and how many can stay in a home. "By a vote of 7-0, the Covington City Council tonight passed an ordinance offered by Councilman Rick Smith to regulate short-term rentals within the city," Spokesman...
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