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Friday, May 20, 2016

Webcast — Airbnb & Zoning: Guide to Short-Term Rentals

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association (APA) will be hosting a webcast on zoning and short-term rentals on June 6th.  Details about the webcast are below:

Airbnb & Zoning:  A Planner & Lawyer’s Guide to Short-Term Rentals
June 6, 2016
Noon to 1:30 PM Central Time

Airbnb is a name you’re likely familiar with. It’s a local official’s nightmare and a short-on-rent-tenant’s dream. Zoning enforcement officers and building inspectors are issuing violations, hotel industry lobbyists are crying foul play, and New York City has outlawed it altogether. In this webinar, Troy Flanagan, AHLA, George Proakis, City of Somerville, and Ulrik Binzer, Host Compliance, will provide insight into the legal and economic issues surrounding the “sharing economy” titan. Specifically, attendees will learn about the common pitfalls that local governments run into when trying to regulate short-term rentals, the best practices for incorporating local housing and community development objectives into short-term rental regulation, the challenges associated with monitoring compliance with, and enforcing, short-term rental regulations, and the best ways to overcome the compliance and enforcement challenges.

Speakers include George Proakis, Director of Planning for Somerville, MA; Troy Flanagan, Vice President of State and Local Government Affairs at the American Hotel and Lodging Association in Washington, DC; Jeffrey Goodman of Miller Urban Consulting in Louisiana; and Ulrik Binzer of Host Compliance LLC in San Francisco, CA.


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