- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Officials in Portland say further discussion is needed before they recommend regulations on short-term rentals to the city council.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2hwDejW ) Jill Duson, chairwoman of the council’s Housing Committee, concluded at a Wednesday meeting that the committee had more work to do.

The city has been discussing short-term rental regulations amid the growing popularity of Airbnb, which allows people to advertise their rooms, apartments and homes for a relatively short period.

In October, the committee agreed in principal with a framework that would allow people to rent out their private homes and operate short-term rentals in apartment buildings.

Vice Chairman David Brenerman says the body would need at least one more meeting before it could make a clear recommendation to the council.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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