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About City Inside/Out
Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.
Brian Callanan is a 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.
Poll: Should the city regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb?
As Seattle grows in popularity, many homeowners are cashing in, renting out their residences on online home-sharing sites like Airbnb and VRBO. The mayor and City Council members say these fast-growing services should be regulated because they are threatening the city's long-term affordable housing stock. But will new rules, targeted more at landlords with multiple properties, hurt private-property rights and stifle a much-needed service in our rapidly changing sharing economy? What's the right balance?
On the show:
Michelle Acquavella, Owner, Sea to Sky Rentals
Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council
Charlie Cunniff, Airbnb Host
Amy Fay, Airbnb Host
Dr. Eric Friedland, Owner, Roy Street Commons
Howard Greenwich, Senior Policy Advisor, Puget Sound Sage
Daryl King, Owner, Bacon Mansion B&B
Rebecca Saldaña, Exec. Director, Puget Sound Sage
Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle
Cynthia Wang, Public Policy Manager, Airbnb