Why are short-term rentals ruining neighborhoods?
This New York Times story about New Orleans really hits the nail on the head:
The story is really the same all over the country—and the world. Neighbors are seeing their communities fractioned, with different visitors moving in and out every few days. The sense of security—or knowing your neighbors—is being eroded and long-term renting neighbors are being forced out of their homes so that greedy landlords can add more units to the STR market.
As the article explains, neighbors in New Orleans are turning against one another. The City has implemented restrictions on STRs, but officials have admitted that there are not resources for enforcement.
This is another great example that Los Angeles can learn from as it works on its own regulations. We have to be able to enforce any new rules and protect our neighborhoods.