July 21, 2017

Proposed Kansas City Airbnb regulation ordinance met with befuddlement

Kansas City, MO skyline at night
By Lasse Fuss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kansas City’s first attempt to regulate short-term, shared-economy rentals met with befuddlement and lots of questions Tuesday at a meeting of the City Plan Commission.

The seven commissioners agreed they needed a lot more information about short-term rentals and the sharing economy before they presume to pass judgment on a proposed ordinance.

After three hours of public testimony, the commissioners — all citizen volunteers who serve a key approval role on economic development issues — decided they needed a work session with City Hall staff to learn more.

Another opportunity for public testimony before the commission may occur before the commission in August.

“This wasn’t a waste of time […]

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