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Chicago mayor backs proposal to regulate Airbnb rentals as commercial properties

The proposal applies to properties rented more than 90 days per year and is set for city council vote next week. It would add a 4 percent surcharge to online rentals. According to The Chicago Tribune, all of this has something to do with “beer cans and other trash strewn about, even people passed out … Continue reading “Chicago mayor backs proposal to regulate Airbnb rentals as commercial properties”

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The proposal applies to properties rented more than 90 days per year and is set for city council vote next week. It would add a 4 percent surcharge to online rentals.

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According to The Chicago Tribune, all of this has something to do with “beer cans and other trash strewn about, even people passed out drunk in the street,” which appears to be a recasting of the usual pro-Airbnb tourism card.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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