Airbnb wins huge local support in San Francisco

San Francisco is the city in which Airbnb started and it’s now the city in which it just got a ringing endorsement from the locals.

Airbnb under scrutiny for illegal advertising. Image by Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta / CC BY-SA 2.0.

San Francisco is the home of Airbnb. Image by Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta / CC BY-SA 2.0

A proposal put forward would have limited users of Airbnb to rent out their properties for more than 75 days a year. Those in favour say such a limit would help with the city’s huge rise in rent costs. But the company spent millions opposing the proposal and it seems to have worked –  the idea was rejected by a clear majority of voters. Read more:

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