We have been watching the short-term rental battle in San Francisco. Enforcement has been a challenge and the platforms, like Airbnb, have been less than cooperative. In response, just this week, the Board of Supervisors adopted tougher rules.
The new rules require short-term rental websites to post registration numbers on listings or email the number and name of the host to the City. San Francisco is demanding cooperation and we hope they get it.
Los Angeles should learn from San Francisco's example. An ordinance that does not require cooperation and accountability of the platforms will not work. We hope to see similar requirements in our final ordinance once it passes.