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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Ind. Gov't. - "Carmel cracks down on homeowners listing their property on Airbnb"
Last session, the Indiana General Assembly banned local governments from restricting single-use plastic bags. Here is a long list of posts, highlights include:
- "'State to locals: You can't do that. Or that.' The illusion of home rule" - IndyStar, March 7, 2016
- "'Home rule and plastic bags' - blowing in the wind ..." Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 4, 2016
Connecting the dots, last evening, Katie Cox of WRTV6 reported in a story headed "Carmel cracks down on homeowners listing their property on Airbnb." Some quotes:
CARMEL, Ind. -- The City of Carmel has a message for homeowners who have been listing their homes for rent on the popular travel website Airbnb: No more.
The city's Division of Building and Code Services has been sending letters to residents who have their homes listed on the site, telling them that they are in violation of the city's zoning laws. Homeowners have 10 days to remove their home from listings or file for a zoning variance.
City officials said they've received complaints from residents, homeowners associations and local hotels about the number of homes listed on the travel site.
Airbnb, which allows users to list their homes for rent or search for homes to rent in areas all over the world, currently has over 300 rentals listed in and around Carmel, Indiana.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 18, 2017 09:02 AM
Posted to Indiana Government