Short-Term Rental Debate Still On-Going in City Council

  District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer has submitted two motions for the regularly scheduled Council meeting this Thursday, May 24th, to halt new commercial short-term rental (STR) licenses and new and renewal temporary STR licenses. Currently the three types of licenses are available: commercial, temporary, and accessory. Commercial and...

An Open Letter to the New Orleans City Council: 99 Problems, Airbnb Ain’t One

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Dear City Council Members: On Oct. 6, you are expected to vote on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals—one that would effectively ban whole home rentals such as those that are traded through online marketplaces like Airbnb.com. As the city of New Orleans seeks to strengthen these...