Bay Area News Group reporter Sam Richards digs into a growing battle over short-term rentals.
While the fight has been centered in metropolitan areas, it's now spreading to other communities.
In San Francisco, Proposition F on Tuesday's ballot would require both hosts and the rental platforms like Airbnb to file guest and revenue reports every three months. It also would also prohibit using "in-law" units -- sometimes referred to as "auxiliary dwelling units" -- for short-term rentals. Politicians, labor unions and Airbnb itself are lining up on one side or the other.
The Santa Cruz City Council voted Oct. 13 for a future ordinance to phase out short-term rentals of such "auxiliary dwelling units" after two years.