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.
About 500,000 people stayed at Airbnb rentals in the Las Vegas area last year, the company reports. That’s almost double the amount of visitors in 2016.
The company seeking to develop the Badlands golf course is suing Las Vegas in District Court, alleging the city delayed a decision on the plans to first adopt an ordinance that will “severely delay and ultimately prevent development of the property.”
The party’s over in downtown high-rises — that’s the message Las Vegas officials sent this week as the city continues to crack down on short-term rentals.
A Clark County District Court judge said the city of Las Vegas “abused its discretion” in approving a developer’s plans for condominiums on the Badlands golf course without a major modification to the master plan.