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.