AIRBNB Standards

One city leader is hoping for the community's input.

Posted: Thu Jul 12 20:49:41 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jul 12 20:49:41 PDT 2018

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michael wojcik is calling for the community's help to make city policies for short-term lodging rentals - like air-bnb. in the studio kimt news 3's brooke mckivergan sat down with him today, brooke - what's going on? / pridefest-lintro-2 katie all of these air bnb postings are right here in rochester. and with the city continously growing, we can only expect to see this list get longer.xxx pridefest-mpkg-1 lowerthird2line:seeking new standards for air bnb rochester, mn council member wojcik posted this on facebook earlier today explaining that while he likes the option of air bnbs, there are no city set standards for renters to follow. one big concern is with an increasing amount of people looking for affordable homes to buy - he's seeing people buy lower priced homes just to rent them out...eliminating them from the already limited affordable housing stock. now-he's taking matters into his own hands because if done right, air bnb is an amazing resource for a growing community. airbnb houses-mpkg-3 "there are a lot of people who don't want to stay in a big hotel maybe they want to stay in a neighborhood and walk to businesses and walk to wherever they're visiting, it is a good option to have but at the same time that is a commercial business and we need to make sure that they're playing by the same rules other commercial businesses play by." pridefest-ltag-2 many people are already commenting their ideas for new policies on wojciks facebook page and he tells me he hopes people will continue to share their opinions. live in the rochester studio brooke mckivergan kimt news 3 thank you brooke. one comment suggests licensing fees - and quartly city safety inspections while others say if you own a property - you should be able to do whatever you want with it. / mulford sentenced-mug-3
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