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Short-term rental vote delayed

CPC delays short-term rental vote (FOX 8 Photo) CPC delays short-term rental vote (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The City Planning Commission will put off a vote on the short-term rental rules that had been scheduled for Tuesday's meeting. 

At the request of the Landrieu administration, the CPC will defer the vote to a future meeting. 

A statement from Mayor Landrieu's office said: 

"The Administration is committed to moving the process forward and is seeking broad stakeholder input in order to establish regulations on short-term rentals that are workable, equitable and enforceable. Mayor Landrieu supports a robust public discussion on the impact of short-term rentals in New Orleans and we look forward to working with the New Orleans City Council on a legalization and enforcement policy that is balanced and makes sense."

One thorny issue seems to be the inclusion of rules that would legalize principal-residential whole-home rentals. The CPC previously voted against allowing the practice for more than 30 days in a year.  

Ultimately the City Council must vote on the proposed ordinances to legalize short-term rentals. 

According to Insideairbnb.com, which tracks listings on Airbnb, there are now more than 4,300 short-term rental units available in New Orleans.

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