Mayor’s amendment to short-term rental ordinance raises questions – Columbia Missourian

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The Columbia City Council passed an ordinance to both legalize and regulate short-term rentals in Columbia at its Feb. 5 meeting.

Short-term rentals are any rental with a term shorter than 30 days, most commonly the type you would see listed on popular hotel alternative websites such as Airbnb. The ordinance passed by a vote of 5-1 after Betsy Peters abstained from voting due to her ownership of a short-term rental. Previously, short-term rentals were not permissible under Columbia zoning law.

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