The council received an earful Wednesday from people on both sides of the issue.
Several opponents of the rentals urged members to abandon any attempt at creating new laws in favor of enforcing those already on the books.
“What’s stopping someone from looking at these on a case-by-case basis and cracking down and enforcing the current laws instead of turning a blind eye to what is happening?” asked Carol Gniady, executive director of the group French Quarter Citizens.
Critics of the rentals said they affect the affordability of housing both for rent and for sale. They also objected to the wedging of what they said are commercial businesses into residential neighborhoods.
Nobody actually lives in a city like that. Which is fine, I guess, if you own a piece of it.