Tag Archives: AirBnb

Picking up the pieces: Despite Burgess’ exit, the AirBnB legislation lives on

Despite the fact that Tim Burgess has moved up to the 7th floor to inhabit the Mayor’s office, his long-in-the-works ordinance regulating short-term rentals (a la AirBnB, VRBO, and other companies) is far from dead.

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Understanding the revised AirBnB regulation bill

After several quiet months, Council member Tim Burgess’s attempt to regulate short-term rentals listed through AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway and other services is back. There are a handful of revisions to the plan, and this time there’s real legislation to be introduced into the Council’s legislative process.

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News roundup: bags, budget, AirBnB

Seattle Times, KING5, and The Urbanist report on yesterday’s Council approval of a permanent extension to the city’s plastic bag ban and new rules on tinting compostable bags.

MyNorthwest discusses the City Council’s approach to the Mayor’s budget proposal.

Seattle Times covers the Council’s approval of a new pay band for the head of Seattle Public Utilities.

Crosscut opines on the change of the city’s political tone to “Seattle nasty.”

MyNorthwest reports on AirBnB’s new ad campaign as it fights back against possible regulation.

State Scoop reports on Seattle CTO Michael Mattmiller’s comments at a conference on how government IT procurement needs to change.