Community Discussion, Pt 2: Short Term Rental Policy

Last Saturday, a group of 15 NPU-S residents gathered via videoconference to discuss our thoughts on Atlanta's proposed legislation addressing Short Term Rentals (Airbnb, VRBO, etc).

The ordinance, Z-20-69, defines Short Term Rentals (STRs) as 

a rental of a residential dwelling unit or accessory building for periods of less than 31 consecutive days.

and proceeds to ban them from single-family residential zones (R1, R2, R2A, R2B, R3, R3A, R4, R4A, R4B, R5, PDH). 

After a period going over the legislation itself and discussing how other cities manage STRs, there was a lively discussion going over the pros and cons of STRs in our neighborhood. This ultimately led to a vote (10 aye, 3 nay, 2 abstain) declaring that NPU-S feels that regulated system of STR management was preferable to an outright ban.

This second meeting is to determine what sort of regulation we'd want to see to make STRs acceptable to the community. 

This meeting is primarily for residents of NPU-S, but it is open to the public. We invite you to come share your thoughts on this important topic.

A copy of the proposed ordinance is at

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