Garden District Association Opposes
the Proposal for Short Term Rentals
City Planning Hearing on August 9th
We Need You to Participate
The Short Term Rental (STR) issue is coming to a head in New Orleans. Currently STRs (rentals under 30 days) are illegal. However the trend across the nation is to allow and regulate them in all types of neighborhoods. Major companies like AirBnB, Expedia and VRBO are lobbying hard for these measures to pass. Many residential, condominium, hotel, housing and neighborhood organizations are opposed. The controversy will continue in the next few months as the City Planning Commission (CPC) meets on August 9 for another public hearing and prepares a formal recommendation to the City Council for consideration. The City Council will then hold a public hearing and take a formal position that will become law; it will likely occur in September. We will need your help with both of these steps if we are to protect our neighborhood from STR proliferation.