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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
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or you can just buy a pack of mouse traps for under $4.
There are many options.

Just blaming the landlord is not right. We don't know this building and the situation. We also don't know what type of tenant she is. Maybe she was the cause.
Apartments that are not rent control also get mice.

My point is how we never hear the landlords side.

Posted on: Today 13:54
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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
#2
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JCBORN wrote:
We only read about the tenants side of things.

Why didn't Nina just move instead of paying $1,300 if she was so unhappy?

Now that her rent went down to $435 is she ok with sweeping the mouse droppings?

I'm interested to see if that website will also post what the owners have to say about it. It always seems to be one-sided.

I see they posted this about newark
https://www.nj.com/essex/2019/10/housi ... nt-control-ordinance.html


Really? Moving costs money. It's not that easy to pick up and move. I would have told Nina to do what I did, adopt a cat. End of problem.

Posted on: Today 13:10
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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(this place was getting $170 to $180 a night on 83 units..cheater)

Tax-abated apartment building complex was being operated as hotel, Jersey City officials say

Updated Oct 17, 2019; Posted Oct 17, 2019
By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal

Jersey City officials say an 83-unit rental building complex has been operating as a hotel, violating the tax abatement agreement the developer signed six years ago.

On Thursday, the city’s Division of Taxation put Chosen Condominiums Urban Renewal, developer of the “Caprice” and “Monte Carlo” buildings in Journal Square on notice, saying they must stop illegally renting apartments via the Airbnb platform.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/10/tax- ... y-city-officials-say.html

Posted on: Today 4:24
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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
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We only read about the tenants side of things.

Why didn't Nina just move instead of paying $1,300 if she was so unhappy?

Now that her rent went down to $435 is she ok with sweeping the mouse droppings?

I'm interested to see if that website will also post what the owners have to say about it. It always seems to be one-sided.

I see they posted this about newark
https://www.nj.com/essex/2019/10/housi ... nt-control-ordinance.html

Posted on: Yesterday 23:17
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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
#5
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MDM wrote:
This is what I was worried that all these new fees, inspections, and property restrictions (refusing to issue permits to tear down old buildings) was leading.

I see condo conversions in my future...


You are absolutely correct, most of Journal Square was rental until the city make radical changes to the rent control laws. Classic example is St. John Apartments.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:32
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JC Halloween Spooktacular
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Join us for the annual family Halloween event in Jersey City! We’ll be sheltered under the Harborside Atrium in case of inclement weather and kids can enjoy an array of activities and entertainment. There will be a ton of spooky decorations and a picture corner.

We have sold 40% of the tickets so make sure to buy yours asap!

Date: October 27th (Sunday)

Time: 12:00-4:00pm

Location: Harborside Atrium (rain or shine)

Entry fee: $7 + PayPal fees (Per person)

Every individual will have to pay the entry fee(only 6 months or younger will not be paying the entrance fee).

Buy tickets here: http://jcfamilies.com/event/jc-hallow ... costume-parade-and-party/

Posted on: Yesterday 16:25
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Re: New Rent Control Ordinance
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This is what I was worried that all these new fees, inspections, and property restrictions (refusing to issue permits to tear down old buildings) was leading.

I see condo conversions in my future...

Posted on: Yesterday 16:09
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New Rent Control Ordinance
#8
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does anyone know what is going on with proposed new rent control ordinance?

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/09/with ... -rent-control-issues.html

i'm thinking its time to get the hell out of JC!

Posted on: Yesterday 14:39
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Re: JC’s loss is Rutgers’ gain: Dormant museum collection 'gifted’ to state university
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I’m sure the VVPA is content to let it sit vacant however.


A little early in the day but what the hey!

Posted on: Yesterday 13:28
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
#10
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In yesterdays JJ....

Airbnb discussion to air on Jersey City comcast channel

The Airbnb vote Live TV special with Airbnb spokesperson Liz DeBold Fusco, hosted by the “Jersey City Show’s” Pat O’Melia, will air on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at noon live on Jersey City Comcast cable Ch. 190, Livestream.com, YouTube, and Facebook. The special will discuss the pro’s and cons of the Nov. 5 Airbnb referendum vote. Questions from Jersey City residents will be answered live during the show via Facebook.

Airbnb is a marketplace that offers short-term lodging for tourists as an alternative to often expensive rentals at hotels. On Nov. 5, voters will decide the future of the business in Jersey City. This past June, an ordinance was adopted that prohibits short-term rentals for more than 60 days in properties where the owner does not live onsite and entirely in buildings with more than four units. Voters can either support or reject the new restrictions.

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Posted on: 10/16 20:11
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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When was this? Do you have more information on what was said and who was there? Who were the "wealthy" brownstone owners or did they just assume they were wealthy?
I wonder how we can find out more about future meetings like this.


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JCBORN wrote:
This isn't the first time the homeowners are being hurt. I don't think the city cares. It's all political. Whoever gets them more votes. Renters vs. Landlords. Obviously, there are more tenants than owners/landlords in JC.

How many people sit on the board working on this ordinance? What percentage of them are landlords? I don't feel they are represented well.

At least the bad airbnb tenants are just short-term. Many landlords are stuck with nightmare tenants who are in the apartment for years.


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Yvonne wrote:
I was at a meeting where a city employee stated they were getting calls from residents about Airbnb guests. They accuse the guests of getting high from pot and acting loud. But isn't that what Fulop wants for JC? Fulop is pushing recreational marijuana. I see both sides but the real issue is - Fulop pushed this Airbnb and now the homeowners who made these investments are being hurt.


There are many threads on Nextdoor.com about this - the board the city convened for the purpose of getting input on the ordinance were disproportionately white, wealthy brownstone owners and a member of the hotel lobby. No renters sat on the board. Literally, a member of the hotel lobby helped to draft this legislation. It's a festering piece of NIMBY garbage.

Posted on: 10/16 20:05
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Murphy jumps into Jersey City’s Airbnb fight. Whose side is he on?

Updated 1:44 PM; Today 1:19 PM (10/15/2019)
By Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal

The campaign hoping to affirm new regulations on Jersey City’s short-term rental industry scored a key endorsement Tuesday when Gov. Phil Murphy joined the fray.

“I support Jersey City’s Local Ordinance 19-077. Short-term rentals should be regulated,” the New Jersey governor tweeted Tuesday morning, urging Jersey City voters to vote yes on Municipal Question 1 on Nov. 5.

The ordinance, which the City Council passed in June, established new regulations on home-sharing services like Airbnb and VRBO. However, after a successful petition drive backed by Airbnb, the future of the ordinance will be decided by voters in the Nov. 5 referendum.

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https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/10/murp ... -whose-side-is-he-on.html

Posted on: 10/16 1:58
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
#13
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Quote:

JCBORN wrote:
This isn't the first time the homeowners are being hurt. I don't think the city cares. It's all political. Whoever gets them more votes. Renters vs. Landlords. Obviously, there are more tenants than owners/landlords in JC.

How many people sit on the board working on this ordinance? What percentage of them are landlords? I don't feel they are represented well.

At least the bad airbnb tenants are just short-term. Many landlords are stuck with nightmare tenants who are in the apartment for years.


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Yvonne wrote:
I was at a meeting where a city employee stated they were getting calls from residents about Airbnb guests. They accuse the guests of getting high from pot and acting loud. But isn't that what Fulop wants for JC? Fulop is pushing recreational marijuana. I see both sides but the real issue is - Fulop pushed this Airbnb and now the homeowners who made these investments are being hurt.


There are many threads on Nextdoor.com about this - the board the city convened for the purpose of getting input on the ordinance were disproportionately white, wealthy brownstone owners and a member of the hotel lobby. No renters sat on the board. Literally, a member of the hotel lobby helped to draft this legislation. It's a festering piece of NIMBY garbage.

Posted on: 10/15 2:02
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Posted on: 10/15 1:52
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Re: JC’s loss is Rutgers’ gain: Dormant museum collection 'gifted’ to state university
#15
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Quote:

asny10011 wrote:
To lose any cultural institution is a sad reality, but I don’t recall the museum to hold anything that interesting (to me). Even the contemporary art was mediocre. But, I’m not an artist and don’t really know much about art appreciation.


Sad that building is likely to become another medical office. It’s in the perfect location and size for a desperately needed supermarket. Even a brewery would work well there. I’m sure the VVPA is content to let it sit vacant however.

Posted on: 10/14 18:11
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Re: JC’s loss is Rutgers’ gain: Dormant museum collection 'gifted’ to state university
#16
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To lose any cultural institution is a sad reality, but I don’t recall the museum to hold anything that interesting (to me). Even the contemporary art was mediocre. But, I’m not an artist and don’t really know much about art appreciation.

Posted on: 10/14 17:15
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Re: Join the PATH Riders
#17
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I agree. I’ve tried to join in the past but no response. It’s probably a staged PR exercise to show that “they are listening” to their constituents but in reality, they just move forward with their own agenda.

Posted on: 10/14 17:10
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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This isn't the first time the homeowners are being hurt. I don't think the city cares. It's all political. Whoever gets them more votes. Renters vs. Landlords. Obviously, there are more tenants than owners/landlords in JC.

How many people sit on the board working on this ordinance? What percentage of them are landlords? I don't feel they are represented well.

At least the bad airbnb tenants are just short-term. Many landlords are stuck with nightmare tenants who are in the apartment for years.


Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
I was at a meeting where a city employee stated they were getting calls from residents about Airbnb guests. They accuse the guests of getting high from pot and acting loud. But isn't that what Fulop wants for JC? Fulop is pushing recreational marijuana. I see both sides but the real issue is - Fulop pushed this Airbnb and now the homeowners who made these investments are being hurt.

Posted on: 10/14 14:32
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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neverleft wrote:
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Readers weigh in on Jersey City referendum on short-term rentals | Opinion

Today 4:00 PM (10/11/2019)

By Letters To The Editor | The Jersey Journal

Editor’s note: When Jersey City voters go to the polls Nov. 5, they’ll be asked a referendum question on whether the city should put into effect (VOTE YES) or overturn (VOTE NO) a new city law that puts restrictions on short-term rentals of properties such as Airbnb. The law, approved in June, allows homeowners who are on-site to share their home 365 days a year and calls for an annual 60-day cap for short-term rentals if the property owner is not on-site. It prohibits short-term rentals in buildings with more than four units and phases out existing short-term rental contracts in those buildings by Jan. 1, 2021. It also prohibits renters from serving as short-term rental hosts.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/rea ... term-rentals-opinion.html


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It's not clear to me how the first response (Sherry Geoghegan) is burdened by the new regulations passing. It's owner occupied, so not sure what the complaint is since they didn't lay out exactly how they would be adversely affected.

The second pro-AirBnB response from Barbara Camacho is the most compelling. However, I'm inclined to think that paying your taxes and water bills, in addition to registering your residence as an AirBnB *should* be a prerequisite. You're ultimately running a hotel business. But the arguments regarding the invasive nature of disclosing *who* those occupants are to the city are probably the most compelling argument against the new regs.

The third response which was anti-AirBnB was a total joke saying it doesn't go far enough. I don't believe they should be banned but there does need to be more regulation of this activity than what is currently on the books.

Generally, this is one of those issues where a good newspaper would better lay out in plain terms what is actually at stake here. Journalism has suffered the last several decades mostly because journalists have been hijacked by the "both sides" narrative and that has meant that each side gets their say and nobody who is a curious reader will leave with any better understanding of an issue. I realize these are just letters to the editor sort of thing but I've yet to read anything that lays this out plainly.

Posted on: 10/14 14:23
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The law, approved in June, allows homeowners who are on-site to share their home 365 days a year and calls for an annual 60-day cap for short-term rentals if the property owner is not on-site. It prohibits short-term rentals in buildings with more than four units and phases out existing short-term rental contracts in those buildings by Jan. 1, 2021. It also prohibits renters from serving as short-term rental hosts.

Homeowners ON SITE can still share their home 365 days a year. I have no problem with that. Those people that need the money to get by still have no issue if they are ON SITE.
I am in a high rise and I do not want 4 apartments on the floor rented to random people all the time. That's my problem. Not to mention the landlord has zero incentive to keep me, and/or keep me and the super awesome rent of $2550 per month.

Posted on: 10/14 13:12
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Re: Join the PATH Riders
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Just can't stay away


Actually, i've applied a few times in the past just to see what happens and I never hear back. It seems to me what it's just a PR move to say they listen to the commuters, but in reality they don't.

Posted on: 10/14 1:41
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
#22
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I was at a meeting where a city employee stated they were getting calls from residents about Airbnb guests. They accuse the guests of getting high from pot and acting loud. But isn't that what Fulop wants for JC? Fulop is pushing recreational marijuana. I see both sides but the real issue is - Fulop pushed this Airbnb and now the homeowners who made these investments are being hurt.

Posted on: 10/14 0:56
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The quotes in this article are hilarious. Two heartfelt testimonials about how AirBNB saved the family farm, and one short, poorly-worded "AirBNB bad."

Very even-handed sampling, Jersey Journal.

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neverleft wrote:
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Readers weigh in on Jersey City referendum on short-term rentals | Opinion

Today 4:00 PM (10/11/2019)

By Letters To The Editor | The Jersey Journal

Editor’s note: When Jersey City voters go to the polls Nov. 5, they’ll be asked a referendum question on whether the city should put into effect (VOTE YES) or overturn (VOTE NO) a new city law that puts restrictions on short-term rentals of properties such as Airbnb. The law, approved in June, allows homeowners who are on-site to share their home 365 days a year and calls for an annual 60-day cap for short-term rentals if the property owner is not on-site. It prohibits short-term rentals in buildings with more than four units and phases out existing short-term rental contracts in those buildings by Jan. 1, 2021. It also prohibits renters from serving as short-term rental hosts.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/rea ... term-rentals-opinion.html


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Posted on: 10/14 0:30
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Re: Meet 10 of the 13 candidates running for JC Board of Ed: in 3 Parts
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The candidates spoke at the Journal Square Community Association monthly meeting yesterday. Here’s the stream. They stream all of their monthly meetings on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/jsqca/videos/701151270380518/

Posted on: 10/14 0:30
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Heads Up: Armed Robbery - Glenwood Ave. 2pm/Oct 12
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(From St. Peter's University Alerts:)

(On October 12,) around 2 pm an armed robbery with a handgun occurred in the vestibule of 110 Glenwood Avenue. The victim indicated he walked from Journal Square and believes the actor followed him to his residence at 110 Glenwood Avenue. The actor who is was wearing a black denim jacket, black hoodie, and black jeans and was possibly a Hispanic male, brandished a handgun and stole the victim's cell phone.

The actor fled the scene up Glenwood Avenue to Kennedy Blvd. and went east on Montgomery Street toward Bergen Avenue. JCPD responded and an active investigation in under way.

Posted on: 10/13 18:59
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Re: Meet 10 of the 13 candidates running for JC Board of Ed: in 3 Parts
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Heights forum on education.
https://vimeo.com/365954924

Posted on: 10/12 14:35
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
#27
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Readers weigh in on Jersey City referendum on short-term rentals | Opinion

Today 4:00 PM (10/11/2019)

By Letters To The Editor | The Jersey Journal

Editor’s note: When Jersey City voters go to the polls Nov. 5, they’ll be asked a referendum question on whether the city should put into effect (VOTE YES) or overturn (VOTE NO) a new city law that puts restrictions on short-term rentals of properties such as Airbnb. The law, approved in June, allows homeowners who are on-site to share their home 365 days a year and calls for an annual 60-day cap for short-term rentals if the property owner is not on-site. It prohibits short-term rentals in buildings with more than four units and phases out existing short-term rental contracts in those buildings by Jan. 1, 2021. It also prohibits renters from serving as short-term rental hosts.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/rea ... term-rentals-opinion.html


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Posted on: 10/11 23:03
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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A quick search of Airbnb for a week in November seems to show that significant chunk of listings are in the less gentrified areas of JC where the owners probably could whatever help they can get.

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Posted on: 10/11 22:25
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
#29
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I would like to see landlords make a little extra money.
If someone has a 5 unit building they should profit just like the one with a 4 unit building. With the tax increases and rent control laws there isn't much left for the owner.
Perhaps the ordinance can allow no more than 1 airbnb or short-term rental unit per building rather than block it completely.

I also don't think because there was vomit on 1st street we shouldn't have airbrb. If the vomit was on newark ave they will not shut down the business that served the drinks. Perhaps we can go back to having dollars stores on the avenue?

This reminds me of the lunch truck debate. Should they be allowed to serve next to brick and mortar stores who pay high taxes or high rent. I'm ok with having both.

Posted on: 10/11 19:17
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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It's pretty tough to find good rundowns on this issue. On the one hand, the mailers from the pro-AirBnB side are pure trash and not very convincing. On the other side, the anti-AirBnB side says they are responsible for rent increases, etc. Not very convincing.

I've used AirBnB quite a bit. They are sort of like a less specious Uber in a way. They are obviously undercutting the hotel business and, surprise, that's who's funding the Fulop side of this. On the other hand, some of these AirBnB places are going for rock bottom prices - not so much undercutting the market but totally changing the market entirely.

I'm not convinced they are responsible for rent increases. Rents have increased steadily long before these tech startups like Uber and AirBnB have changed entire markets.

I'm sympathetic to the idea that community matters and lean more toward a YIMBY than NIMBY. That said, the actual regulations seem sensible to me. I'm a little suspicious of this whole issue simply because the money involved on both sides of this campaign seems extreme for what's at stake.

My gut says to vote with Fulop on this one simply because these tech startups / giants need to pay their way and play by some rules as well. There's no way these new regs put them out of business. If you own your house and it's not beyond 4 units, nothing much changes from what I've read. If you have more than 4 units, well just rent it out like everyone else. Renters typically have sublet restrictions and these regs just write them into law sensibly, IMO.

If AirBnB is willing to spend this much money on this campaign, it's got to be hitting their wallets and I'm okay with that. Frankly, many of the places I've stayed at via AirBnB over the years were crazy cheap compared to market rates. I like a deal as much as the next person but it's almost like they're deliberately low to increase their market share over time, same as Uber. That can't last forever.

Posted on: 10/11 0:04
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