SF legislators approve tougher rules for Airbnb

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by Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

Short-term rental websites will have to play by a much tougher set of rules in San Francisco under legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The legislation, introduced by Supervisor David Campos with the support of Supervisor Aaron Peskin, was approved in a 10-0 vote. It requires short-term rental websites like Airbnb to only post rental listings by residents registered with The City, or face daily fines of up to $1,000.

Supervisor Mark Farrell recused himself from the vote, citing business interests he has with the short-term rental industry.

The approval by 10 supervisors ensures Mayor Ed Lee cannot veto the legislation.
Leading up to the vote, it was unclear how several supervisors would vote on the contentious issue amid a tense election year…

Campos emphasized the legislation is needed to enforce the current law.

The legislation adds “corporate responsibility” to…

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