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San Fran rejection of Airbnb regs could be bellwether for LA




Signs showing support for Proposition F are posted on a shop window in San Francisco, California on November 2, 2015.
Signs showing support for Proposition F are posted on a shop window in San Francisco, California on November 2, 2015.
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In a 55- to 45-percent vote, San Franciscans voted against a measure that would have limited short-term Airbnb-style rentals.

Proposition F would have capped rental nights at 75 nights per year - instead of the current cap of 90 days for entire unit rentals. It would have required the city to monitor how often hosts sleep at home to ensure neighborhoods don't become hotel districts. 

Supporters of Prop F say less than one in ten hosts follow the current Airbnb limits and that large numbers of short-term rentals are adding to the city's housing shortage.

Airbnb spent more than $8-million defeating the measure. It argued Prop F encouraged neighbors to sue each other over perceived violations of rental regulations regardless of whether the City found any merit in their complaint. How would Angelenos vote on Prop F?

Guest:

Guy Marzorati, reports on AirBnB issues for The California Report at KQED