Do short-term rentals have long-term consequences for New Orleans? April’s Breakfast with the Newsmakers event will address that and other questions. Join Meg Lousteau, executive director of the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents, and Associates, and Lens government accountability reporter Charles Maldonado for an informed discussion of the implications of short-term rentals.

The involvement of civically engaged community members like you is crucial to the future of our coast and city. We encourage your questions. If you’d like to pose a question in advance, please email Anne Mueller by April 20.

To learn more about next week’s topic we invite you to read the following articles.

Proposed bill would require AirBnB, VRBO rentals to be registered, inspected by state

Airbnb: from homesharing cool to commercial giant

The Sharing Economy’s Dirty Laundry

Upper West Side hotel that illegally posted rooms on Airbnb gets hit with dozens of safety violations

Vancouver Airbnb listings increase as rental vacancies fall below 1 per cent


Date: Thursday, April 21

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Questions: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Complimentary parking is available with a dashboard parking pass that is distributed by a Basin St. Station staff member who will be standing in front of the building the morning of the breakfast. This map shows the location of the parking lot and access points.


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