Roeland Park City Council splits on short-term rentals but passes ordinance; Airbnb rentals allowed

Roeland Park finally got through its long dilemma over how to regulate – or even whether to allow – short-term rentals in the city, such as those provided over the Airbnb platform. But it was an evening that saw several amendments defeated and split votes on most of the motions.

The city council Monday passed an ordinance that cleans up many of the prohibitions that would have made the rentals illegal and sets new restrictions. City staff had previously advised the council that current code, and restrictions on “boarding houses” in the city, would not allow for Airbnb rentals. However, a handful of Airbnb rentals already operate in Roeland Park.

(Read more: Prairie Village Post)

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