Town Hall Meeting on Airbnb - St Louis city 26 nieghborhoods - 5 alderpersons

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If you host in any of these neighborhoods, please attend one of the meetings!

 

The purpose of the meeting is to hear the thoughts of hosts, neighbors, business owners and guests of Air BnB properties and other short-term rentals. In addition to providing public comment on community concerns, attendees will learn how other cities are balancing the opportunities and challenges of this industry and hear from the team working on the issue here in St. Louis.

 

Five alderpersons of St Louis City, MO will be holding a town hall meeting on Airbnb and vacation rentals.

Alderpersons are:

    Coatar - ward 7 

    Howard - ward 14

    Ingrassia - ward 6 

    Navarro - ward 28

    Oldenburg - ward 16 

 

Neighborhoods affected are:

    Bevo Mill

    Central West End

    Compton Heights

    DeBaliviere Place

    Downtown

    Downtown West 

    Fox Park 

    HiPoint

    Kosciusko

    Lafayette Square

    LaSalle Park

    Lindenwood Park

    McKinley Heights

    Midtown

    Near North Riverfront

    Peabody Darst Webbe

    Princeton Heights

    Skinker DeBaliviere 

    Soulard 

    Southampton 

    St Louis Hills

    The Gate District

    Tower Grove East 

    West End

    Wydown Skinker 

 

Dates: 24-MAR-2018 10am - noon at St Mary Magdalen School - 4924 Bandcroft (@ Kingshighway) 

               4-APR-2018 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Schlafly Branch of the St Louis Public Library - 225 N Euclid.

 

Please find a way to attend if you are passionate about hosting or vacationing in our loved city neighborhoods. 

Grapevine says this is going to be a bash session.  We need the positive side to speak.  

Sorry for the late notice, only found out about it a day ago.

 

Host on Airbnb friends!  

 

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Re: Town Hall Meeting on Airbnb - St Louis city 26 nieghborhoods - 5 alderpersons

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St. Louis, MO
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Carol, 

 

Thank you so much for starting this very much needed conversation. 

 

http://www.kmov.com/story/37781479/st-louis-looking-for-input-on-regulating-short-term-rentals-like-...

 

We need to identify all the cities where Airbnb hosts (like us) fought and won this fight, and see what we need to replicate. 

 

We also need to identify all the cities where Airbnb hosts fought and lost this fight, so that we can learn what mistakes should be avoided. 

 

We need to see if legal counsel or other advisers were used, and determine whether we as a group should join forces, say via a 'legal defence fund' or something, so that we can speak with a single voice. I suspect the hotel lobby is behind this bashing effort. 

 

United we stand, Divided we fall. 

 

Sonny

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St. Louis, MO
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Thanks for the link Sonny.  One item they missed reporting is that Airbnb is in negotaitions with St Louis Convention & Visitors Commission as reported by president of CVS Kitty Katcliffe. 

 

I have poked around and found communites that ban short term rental, usually do it undercover and no one knows what happened until it is too late.  So it is incouraging the St Louis city effort is being reported in the news and our local NextDoor app. 

 

I will be attending the Saturday meeting.  Hope to see you there! 

 

United!   

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Saint Louis, MO
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Is anybody else attending the meeting at the Schlafly Branch of St. Louis Community Library tomorrow at 6:00pm? I will be there.

 

Was the first meeting on March 24th a bash session as predicted?

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St. Louis, MO
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Hi Doug,

I attended the first town hall meeting. It was well attended.

The city wants to Regulate, License, Inspect, and Tax short term vacation rentals.

The traditional Bed and Breakfast keepers want them to be regulated by same rules applied to them.

The people opposed want them restricted by zoning laws and a special police task force assigned to deal with nuisance vacationers.

99% of the Airbnb owners were management companies running multiple units 5 – 300.

I think how ever this turns out, if you are an owner/occupant host and only have 1 property, you will be forced out of business. There is an online survey anyone can complete:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfysedrEMNz8OZ-YugLNOGzheNT6mel7qNVTRpDjeluVGPYYw/viewform    

 

Cut and paste into url address box. 

Thanks, Carol 

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Is the Schlafley meeting tonight or tomorrow night?

Re: Town Hall Meeting on Airbnb - St Louis city 26 nieghborhoods - 5 alderpersons

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Is this meeting tonight or tomorrow night?

Re: Town Hall Meeting on Airbnb - St Louis city 26 nieghborhoods - 5 alderpersons

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Saint Louis, MO
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Enemy analysis of our forces and obvious game plan:

https://www.ahla.com/sites/default/files/CBRE_AirbnbStudy_2017.pdf 

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Re: Town Hall Meeting on Airbnb - St Louis city 26 nieghborhoods - 5 alderpersons

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Auckland, New Zealand
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thanks @Doug4  for the interesting link of CBRE, they are tied in with Deloitte here in New Zealand, and are heavily involved with pushing Retirement Village complexes, without having factored into account ever changing Demographics including the fact those from places like China and India who travel abroad tend to look after their advancing years family members in their own home.

Indeed, when one looks at things with an open mind and awareness, those 2 races parents tend to travel abroad and leave their properties empty for lengthy periods whilst staying with family members.

It's an often overlooked aspect of what contributes to a so called shortage of Housing in our communities world-wide

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