New Orleans City Planning Commission once again urges City Council to prohibit short-term rental of whole homes - Jeff Adelson, The Advocate

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Short-term rentals of entire homes in residential areas should remain illegal in New Orleans, the City Planning Commission said Tuesday. 

For the second time, the commission voted to urge the City Council not to allow whole-home rentals, even as other types of rentals to tourists would be legalized and regulated throughout the city.

The recommendation to disapprove the whole-home rentals came from a unanimous commission after almost six hours of debate and public comment in a City Council chamber packed with short-term rental owners in white and opponents in red...