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Post Bulletin
     August 21, 2018      #13-232 PB1 0
 
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Christy Dokken, who runs an Airbnb with her husband out of a Rochester duplex they own, makes one of the two beds in the first floor unit ahead of a guest’s arrival in July.

Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com
Is Airbnb regulation on its way?

By Randy Petersen
rpetersen@postbulletin.com


The Rochester City Council is ready to discuss a potential ordinance to regulate short-term rentals.

“I’m not anti-Airbnb in any way, but what’s going on is really not what you would consider a bed-and-breakfast, where you are actually renting out a room in your home,” Council Member Michael Wojcik said, joining Council Member Ed Hruska in requesting staff to make policy recommendations on the topic.

Wojcik said he supports online services such as Airbnb and VRBO, but sees them taking a wrong turn in Rochester, where investors ...

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Randy Petersen, local government reporter, covering the city of Rochester and Olmsted County, as well as Destination Medical Center efforts. He joined the Post Bulletin staff in 2014.