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The proposal could take unhosted vacation units off the market and allow homeowners to operate bed-and-breakfasts.
The mayor would crack down on absentee owners who rent entire houses to tourists, but allow anyone to rent out a room in their home.
Heidi Tsuneyoshi and Carol Fukunaga gain the majorities needed to win their races outright.
Four candidates are vying for an open seat in a district struggling with traffic and the loss of affordable housing to short-term vacation rentals.
This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.
The former Republican congressman, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor against Kirk Caldwell in 2016, is backing several City Council candidates.
Chairman Ernie Martin convinced his colleagues to hear the bill one day after it was introduced. A minimum six-day notice is required.
New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.