L.A. Decides to Keep Short-Term Rentals Out of Rent Controlled Apartments
"A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Tuesday that the city prohibit rent-controlled apartments from being offered for short stays on Airbnb and similar platforms," reports Emily Alpert Reyes.
"The decision, which still must be approved by the full council, would reverse plans set forward in September by the Planning Commission, whose members are appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, and revert to an earlier proposal championed by City Councilman Mike Bonin," according to Alpert Reyes.
The article details the both sides of the political debate surrounding he issue—from elected and appointed officials as well as from advocates who showed up at City Hall to debate the matter.