Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals

Featuring Keep Neighborhoods First and member Jane Taguchi, who relentlessly fights the good fight. Keep it up Jane!

"In tourist meccas such as Venice Beach, annoyed residents say entire homes are being rented out nonstop to revolving groups of guests. Some residents say they fear that the phenomenon is becoming overly commercialized, exacerbating an affordable-housing crunch as apartments and homes that housed tenants are converted to vacation rentals.

'It's supposed to be a spare room — not corporate interests taking over our neighborhood and turning everything into a virtual hotel,' said Scott Plante, a Silver Lake resident. Read full article. 

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