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Atlanta City Council Member Proposes Ban On Short-Term Rentals In Single-Family Neighborhoods

On Monday's' edition of "Closer Look," District 7 council member Howard Shook told host Rose Scott he introduced the proposal after community members voiced concerns about noise and large parties.
On Monday's' edition of "Closer Look," District 7 council member Howard Shook told host Rose Scott he introduced the proposal after community members voiced concerns about noise and large parties.
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An Atlanta City Council member introduced a proposal last week that could change the way short-term rentals operate in Atlanta.

The ordinance, proposed by District 7 council member Howard Shook, would ban short-term rentals in “residential” neighborhoods.

On Monday’s’ edition of “Closer Look,” Shook, whose district includes Buckhead, told host Rose Scott he introduced the proposal after community members voiced concerns about noise and large parties.

In a statement sent to “Closer Look” via email, an Airbnb representative wrote, “The vast majority of Atlanta hosts are sharing their homes responsibly and a blanket ban would hurt thousands of local families who depend on the income they earn hosting to help pay the bills. We are committed to working with the City of Atlanta to reasonably address quality of life issues, while preserving property rights for residents.”

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