Their effort to regulate Airbnb out of the District has absolutely nothing to do with the business they are losing and the competition they are newly facing.
No, it’s about “the people.”
(From The Hill)
The city’s local government is on the verge of approving some of the most strict regulations in the country on homesharing sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO.
The city and hotel industry, which is pushing for the rules, say they are helping preserve affordable housing in D.C., which they claim is being threatened by Airbnb.