Airbnb says that one of its hosts, a Peter K, will be organizing a rally at City Hall Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. “to urge the city to move forward with sensible regulations that enable our community to continue doing good.”
The press release from David Owen, who is identified as an Airbnb public policy analyst, warns:
We’ve just learned about a ballot initiative being drafted by opponents of home sharing that will be introduced tomorrow that would severely limit — and possibly ban — short-term rentals in San Francisco.
We don’t have all the details yet, but the initiative would make it significantly more difficult and costly to share your home. We will share more details about this proposal as soon as we have them.
Sounds ominous, which is probably what how it is meant to sound. Seems to me that the city was trying to make all of this easier, but if you feel otherwise, head to City Hall tomorrow.