In September an Atlanta City Councilmember Howard Shook introduced Ordinance Z-20-69, a proposal that would ban Short Term Rentals (like Airbnb, VRBO, or any rental less than one month) in “single family” residential area.
In October, this will appear on the CPNO and NPU-N agendas as a MATTER FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT. This is an opportunity for you to review and discuss the legislation and prepare any questions or comments you have on the legislation.
In November, it will appear on the CPNO and NPU-N agendas FOR VOTING. This is your time to vote on the legislation and make a recommendation to City Council, after having taken the time in the previous month to discuss.
It is helpful to understand the extent of the legislation and the motivation behind it as this can also be a starting point for further discussion of how to address these issues.
This interview with Councilmember Howard Shook gives a lot of context for the legislation.
NOTE: In 2019, CPNO voted to support an ordinance to a) make it possible to obtain a special use permit for a Party House, but b) otherwise prohibit Party Houses in Residential districts. That ordinance (Z-19-76) just passed the full City Council on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. This may affect the course of Ordinance Z-20-69.
Ordinance Z-19-76 to prohibit Party Houses.