Las Vegas Planning Commission supports ban on short-term rentals

People go through security screening before a Las Vegas Planning Commission meeting to discuss a proposal to stop licensing short-term rentals within the City of Las Vegas during a meeting City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Photo by K.M. Cannon / Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

By Michael Scott Davidson | Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Planning Commission on Tuesday night threw its support behind City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian’s proposed ban on short-term rentals.

Commissioners voted 4-3 to support the proposed ban, which would grandfather in short-term rentals already permitted by the city. The decision followed more than an hour of public comment, with a majority of speakers opposing the ban.

Commissioner Christina Roush — who supported the ban along with Commissioners Donna Toussaint, Vicki Quinn and Brenda Williams — said Las Vegas neighborhoods had become a “test tube” for a short-term rental experiment that has proved overwhelming for the city to regulate.

“We are here to protect neighborhoods,” Roush said.

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