Airbnb Goes Legit in San Francisco: Progress for the Sharing Economy, MainStreet ft. Tad Devlin
By Robert McGarvey
(October 9, 2014)
Until early October action by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, any owner renting out an Airbnb property was officially in violation of a city ban on rentals of less than 30 days. But in sweeping action the Supes struck that ban – effectively legitimizing many (not all) Airbnb rentals. That change is scheduled to take effect in February and, until then, observers believe San Francisco will be lax about trying to police Airbnb listings.