Short-term rentals is the name for the kinds of things that Airbnb allows - letting you rent out your home/rooms in your home on a short-term basis.

Here's a pretty good quote summarizing why this is an important issue: ""The short-term rental market is exploding and cries out for some sort of regulation," Welch said. "People are stunned to find out that a house on their block is now a hotel."" [source] In some neighborhoods in SF, it seems like everyone around is carting a small wheeled suitcase into a house.

This entry could use:

  • Why this is an important issue
  • What's at stake
  • The effect that short-term rentals are having in SF and in specific neighborhoods
  • Proposals on the table about this issue and who's involved in pushing regulation to go one way or another.

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