BEACON – Concerned with the advent of short-term rentals like Airbnb’s, the Beacon City Council will consider imposing regulations on them.
Mayor Randy Casale said the intent is to place them on equal footing
with other rentals in the city.
“We get complaints that Airbnb’s are going up all over the place, nobody is regulating them so they should be regulated,” he said. “What we want to do is have a way to regulate them, where they are going and make sure people are not just buying houses or buildings and doing Airbnb out of them and taking houses off the market, which would drive up cost of rentals and purchases of houses if that happens.”
A public hearing on the proposal will be held tonight before the Beacon City Council.