Post by High Priestess on Jul 30, 2016 15:51:13 GMT
While I can't cheer loudly enough over a state like Arizona that prohibits cities from banning Airbnb rentals in their area, some see this as a reason for grievance, arguing that cities should have the right to make their own decisions:
I can't agree with this, because the writer is arguing that local governments should have more ability to intrude in people's private business. If there are problems with noise or other issues having to do with Airbnb rentals, why not employ existing noise ordinances or public disturbance ordinances to deal with those? The concept that you can only address problems with short term rentals (or indeed any rental) by banning them, strikes me as a crude approach, as well as unreasonably encroaching upon private property rights.