Airbnb

City needs to regulate short-term rentals

City needs to regulate short-term rentals

I encourage the Baltimore City Council to reject misleading claims from the many commercial Airbnb operators that the proposed bill to regulate short term rentals hurts innocent residents trying to make a little extra income. While some may be inclined to believe that at first, a quick look at the facts reveals quite the opposite. Commercial short-term rentals are hurting small business owners, taking jobs away from hard working hotel workers, and driving up housing costs (“Baltimore City Council committee presses forward with regulations on Airbnb-style...

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