7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 8:11 PM
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I'd like to hear your opinions on short term room rentals in single family homes in Park Ridge. For 4 years we rented out a room in our house without a single complaint. This Monday City Council will vote whether to allow this practice to continue or not. We would appreciate your feedback.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 8:13 PM

My neighbor did it for a while and we never had a problem with it.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 8:20 PM

Is there a problem with this?

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 8:23 PM

I'd be open to the city placing reasonable restrictions on it like other cities have done but in general, I don't have a problem with it.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 8:28 PM

Does the City really HAVE to regulate everything? Aren't there more important issues than this. Oh, for example, brining more retailers to our city?

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 8:29 PM

Is this trying to target airbnb

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 9:14 PM

I'm against regulating this. If I had extra room in my home, I'd like to think this is an option. It's a nice way to help stranded passengers at the airport.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 9:21 PM

It's also a way for seniors to help pay their real estate taxes so they can stay in their homes. Park Ridge is losing seniors due to the high taxes. some have lived here most of their lives.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 9:22 PM

My parents and siblings family were disappointed when they came down and had to stay in Glenview at christmas as Park Ridge doesn't allow airbnb.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 9:50 PM

I can see this being an issue if the wrong tenants came in. What are the repercussions if the short term tenant was unruly toward neighbors. In my head those who use these services are the stranded passenger Ruth mentioned or Ashley's parents, but that's not always the clientele who use airbnb or similar platform. I could see this going South quickly. IMO we have enough accommodation in the area to handle the needs of travelers. I wonder if city council is looking for their piece of the pie �

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 9:54 PM

What is the difference between a short term tenant being unruly and the homeowner being unruly?

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 10:08 PM

I don't se a problem.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 10:42 PM

Well, did you buy a house next to a hotel or buy a house to turn it into a hotel? Did you buy a house in a residential neighborhood with zoning restrictions in place? Having your relatives stay with you is one thing, strangers are quite another. And, if the city doesn't regulate it, the first time something happens, the city is going to be held accountable for damages, why didn't they do this or that to protect either the homeowner or the "guest" or the neighbors? I don't think there are quick and easy answers, the Council needs to make a well thought out and reasoned decision on this one.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 10:45 PM

Why not just shutdown uber in park ridge, i never planned to drive on streets with uber drivers. Is it that terrible someone can make some extra money to spend in town? Or is it the fact the city isn't getting a cut?

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 10:46 PM

Yeah that is crazy, especially if you own your home.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 10:48 PM

Well, if you're in favor of it, you should attend the meeting Monday and make your wishes known to the Council. I'm sure others will be there opposing it.

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7 months ago on 04/21/2017 at 10:49 PM

You do bring up a good point.

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 8:14 AM

Anyone can already rent out their home. The homeowner next door who thought they were going to live next to another homeowner has no say in the matter. The only issues here are the term and frequency which could probably be regulated pretty easily.

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 8:35 AM

Unless the regulators are paying the homeowners taxes it's really none of anyone's business as long as no one is doing anything criminal. To many bs rules and regulations!

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 8:48 AM

What happens when investors start buying properties for the sole purpose of making them AirB&B rentals? This is something that is happening in hotter neighborhoods in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA. Granted, Park Ridge isn't a super trendy destination community but we are close to the airport and might be attractive to business travelers who want homy accommodations. What happens to the community when it is no longer the community renting out their properties for extra cash but the investors?

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 9:02 AM

In the far reach it is a way to stop prostitution

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 9:16 AM

There is an Airbnb house around the corner from us right here in PR, just sayin. so far no problems and not a peep from any of the guests. If there were I'd call the police. Airbnb is already here, folks. And to anticipate your questions, when the owner introduced himself he presented it as if he were moving in himself, however it quickly became obvious what his intentions were once it remained empty of humans on a regular basis but was fully furnished, etc. And we have surmised it's a platform rental because of the different cars in the drive when it's occupied, humans taking luggage out of car trunks, lock box on door, etc., and then house is empty again.

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 10:48 AM

I don't see any difference in renting a room and renting a house. Will the City also be regulating whether we can rent our homes! It feels like more and more regulations on what can and cannot be done with my property and I simply don't like it. It MY property.

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 11:13 AM

Butt out city council, none of your business ! My retired parents (living in Wales) do this. Only way they can make ends meet

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7 months ago on 04/22/2017 at 11:18 AM

I don't think it's renting per se, but the transient nature of airbnb. Are we going to become a town of SRO's?

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