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File #: 19-0528    Version: 1 Name: 3/18/19 Resolution to Study Potential Regulations of Short-Term Rentals
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Enactment date: 3/18/2019 Enactment #: R-19-112
Title: Resolution to Direct the City Administrator to Study Potential Regulation of Short-term Rentals
Sponsors: Elizabeth Nelson, Anne Bannister, Jack Eaton, Jane Lumm, Kathy Griswold, Ali Ramlawi

Title

Resolution to Direct the City Administrator to Study Potential Regulation of Short-term Rentals

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Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor attracts a large number of visitors who would like to enjoy many of our cultural, sporting, and University events;

 

Whereas, Our City is full of many quiet residential neighborhoods near to these cultural, sporting, and University events;

 

Whereas, The City's appeal to visitors creates an opportunity for whole homes and whole apartments to be made available via short-term rental websites like AirBnB;

 

Whereas, The market for short-term rentals has the potential to displace housing that would otherwise be available for year-round rental;

 

Whereas, The presence of many short-term rentals in both single-family neighborhoods and multi-unit housing has a potential negative impact on our communities of year-round residents.

 

RESOLVED, That our City Administrator work with our City Attorney prepare a report on the feasibility of regulating short-term rentals in the City of Ann Arbor, to be presented to City Council by July 31, 2019; and

 

RESOLVED, That this report consider what other peer cities have successfully implemented, particularly any policies that would distinguish different categories of short-term rentals, such as:

 

1. Short term rentals of space within an owner/renter-occupied home or unit; and

2. Short term rentals of whole homes or units, not owner/renter occupied.

 

Sponsored by:  Councilmembers Nelson, Bannister, Eaton, Griswold, Lumm and Ramlawi