By Howard Fischer | Tucson
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is telling Sedona to stop licensing short-term vacation rentals or lose half of its state aid.
A 2016 state law specifically trimmed the authority of local governments to regulate operations like Airbnb and other home-sharing services, said a formal opinion from O.H. Skinner, chief of the office’s government accountability and special litigation unit.
While they can impose zoning restrictions and regulate health and safety, pretty much anything beyond that is off limits, he said.