Thursday, November 29, 2018

Update on Airbnb (aka short term occupancy rentals)

I was invited to a gathering last night of people interested in this subject.  40 people showed up, half of whom are currently doing short term rentals in Plainfield.  The other half attended to show support for those that are renting to the burgeoning market of renters who are booking through Airbnb, Home Away, VRBO and other websites.

There was a consensus to reach out to municipal officials after the organizers collect input from those in attendance and draft recommendations to share with city hall.  I promised to alert elected officials of what is happening and have started to do so.

Many of the rentals are in the second ward but I was surprised to see, by a show of hands, that these rentals are happening in all four wards.

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