NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Gretna residents will get a chance to weigh in on whether their neighbors should be allowed to rent their homes out on a short-term basis.
Gretna City Hall will host a public meeting Wednesday night.
City officials said this is a fairly new issues as more and more people are looking to stay in Gretna when they visit.
Back in November, Mayor Belinda Constant said short-term rentals have been happening under the radar in the city for a while.
They are now working to regulate that.
Public meetings in the past have been generally 50/50 on the issue, with some saying they have enjoyed the extra income.
Others say they don’t want to see their quiet neighborhood filled with party-goers.
Short-term rental services like Air-bnb stated that there are currently 40 rentals in Gretna who make an average of $6,000.
They acknowledged there were concerns with new amendments.
The current proposed ordinance would require that owners have a short term housing permit and pay a fee between $200 and $250.
It also said that $10,000 from each stay will be given back to the city.
The public meeting will be held at City Hall at 6 p.m.