News roundup: AirBnB

Yesterday’s committee hearing on short-term rentals managed through services such as AirBnB are the big news this morning.

Seattle Times, GeekWire, MyNorthwest, KPLU, SeattleMet, and Curbed all report on the contentious committee meeting yesterday, in which the Council began deliberations on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals.

The Urbanist has a guest column discussing Council member Mike O’Brien’s proposal to relax restrictions on “backyard cottages” or DADUs.

MyNorthwest continues its coverage of the debate over cleaning up the Jungle homeless encampment.