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Danville Bans Short-Term Housing Rentals

The town's attorney said the East Bay town has about 20 households that host through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.

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    Danville Bans Short-Term Housing Rentals
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    As expected, Danville city leaders have agreed to ban residents from operating short-term rentals, which would include places rented out on online services like Airbnb.

    The Contra Costa Times reports that Danville's town council voted 4-to-1 Tuesday to prohibit rentals of fewer than 30 days.

    The town's attorney said Danville has about 20 households that host through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.

    A string of complaints over the past year forced leaders to take action.

    Some residents argued they should be allowed to use their property as they want, and the ruling will infringe on private property rights, but many more said they didn't want Danville's "small town" feel ruined by strangers.

    Danville is about 30 miles east of San Francisco, where Airbnb spent more than $8 million last fall to defeat a ballot measure to further regulate the industry. Cities large and small are struggling with the issue of short-term rentals.

    Danville has about 42,000 residents.

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