City Inside/Out episodes
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