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Airbnb rentals are restricted in Santa Monica after vote - Fortune


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The Santa Monica City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to prohibit housing unit rentals of less than a month, unless the primary resident is also staying there and will pony up the same 14 percent occupancy tax hotels in the city must pay.

Santa Monica also had rules prohibiting short-term rentals, but McKeown said they went largely unenforced because of a lack of resources. With the occupancy tax the city will charge hosts, it will hire three employees to make sure rules are followed, he said.

Wow, I wonder if more cities are going to do this to Airbnb. 

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