Berkeley, CA: Housing Advisory Commission passes recommendations regulating short-term rentals

At a Thursday meeting, the Housing Advisory Commission passed a set of recommendations regulating short-term rentals and including listings on platforms such as Airbnb and Flipkey.


The commission passed six proposals that are in accordance with seven of nine guidelines referred to it by Berkeley City Council. It chose to take no action on whether a unit may be rented for more than 90 days without a host present or how to penalize hosts for regulation violations. Before returning to the council, the recommendations will come before the city Planning Commission on Oct. 21.