Neighbors, property owners, and visitors are all invited to join a conversation about the emergence of short term rental properties (VRBO, Air BnB, Homeaway, etc.) in residential areas. Nashville has over 900 of these at this point. It is actually an important part of our hospitality economy, but the Metro Code is currently ambiguous about their legal status. Based on what other cities have done, the proposed draft ordinance provides some regulation and allows for the collection of hotel taxes as Bed and Breakfasts are already required to do. This is the result of numerous meetings with neighborhood groups, metro departments, short term rental owners, and anyone else with an interest in the subject.
Please come to a community meeting on Monday, September 22 at 5:30 in the Sonny West Conference Room at the Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave S to hear about the draft proposal and to offer your comments and suggestions.
Metro Council 18th District
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