Final vote on proposals should come within 90 days. The City Council has yet to address caps on commercial licenses, affordability measures or improved enforcement.
| May 16, 2019
STR sales continue to increase in spite of yearlong freeze on whole-home rentals.
| May 3, 2019
Proposal would limit residential short-term rentals to owners with a homestead exemption and place caps on commercial short-term rentals.
| March 12, 2019
Palmer’s proposal would tie residential Airbnbs to a homestead exemption. Rules in non-residential districts would depend on a building’s size.
| December 13, 2018
Economists who spoke to The Lens say a UNO economic impact study on short-term rentals appears to have been prepared to benefit the industry. When it comes to impact reports, that is not uncommon. UNO refused to provide the data behind the report or a larger report on tourism in New Orleans.
| October 11, 2018
Commissioners voted in favor of recommendations requiring residency for licenses in residential neighborhoods, limit licenses in commercial zones. The proposal now goes to the City Council.
| October 3, 2018
The Residents for Ethical and Sustainable Tourism ordinance has been presented to the council. STR critic says she is optimistic that a council member will introduce it for consideration.
| September 13, 2018
Council also approves new crime cameras in Gentilly. Results of investigation into astroturfing at public meetings will be delayed until next month.
| September 6, 2018
HomeAway and the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity are advocating policy changes that they call a compromise. But critics say they would lead to further expansion of short-term rentals.
| August 22, 2018
We’ll be there at 3 p.m. Tuesday, and you can follow along live or catch up later on the play-by-play.
| July 10, 2018