Rather than keeping unlicensed, short-term rentals illegal through an outdated rule, the city should embrace a new law that legalizes the practice and generates revenue and accountability through licenses and enforcement.What were they doing in Harvey? Priced out of the New Orleans meeting room rental market for some reason?
That was the argument presented Tuesday night by the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity, a nonprofit formed to advocate for legalizing short-term rentals from websites such as Airbnb and VRBO in the city.
"There's obviously demand," Christian Galvin, a a group board member, told about 50 people gathered at the Jefferson Parish Library in Harvey. "There's thousands of these types of rentals online...it just needs to be regulated so that the good operators rise up and give a strong representation for New Orleans."
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Bob Ellis's pro-Airbnb astroturf group held a community meeting to discuss their advocacy of legalized short-term rentals in New Orleans. This was weird.