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Airbnb sues Santa Monica over short-term rental laws




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If you've tried to rent an Airbnb in Santa Monica some time in the past few months it would've been tough to find a spot and that's because short term rentals have effectively been banned by the city for more than a year now. But now, Airbnb is fighting back. 

Late last week they decided to sue the city of Santa Monica. As both sides prepare for the battle we thought we'd check in with KPCC's Ben Bergman on why this is a big deal and why it's so hard for cities to regulate the sharing economy.

To hear the conversation click on the link embedded at the top of the post.