City leaders in Anaheim, Calif., voted to close the door on short-term rentals.

The meeting capped off years of debate between residents, who claimed that the steady stream of vacationers in their neighborhoods ruined their quality of life, and short-term rental owners, who say they invested heavily in turning eyesore properties into beautiful income homes, writes Joseph Pimentel, staffer at The Orange County (Calif.) Register.

City leaders weighed two options—a complete ban on the rentals or increased regulations to try to cut down on problems.

Read more about the battle in Pimentel's article.

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