Jefferson City close to allowing Airbnb in residential areas

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission is working to change the city's policy on short term rentals through websites like Airbnb. The commission approved a measure during its meeting Thursday to change the city's current policy of not allowing short term rentals in residential areas. Committee Chairman Chris Jordan said he hopes this will encourage would be renters to do so lawfully. "We have changed the law so any homeowner can use their property to rent to folks on a short term basis, and do it without disturbing their neighbors by following the city's code," Jordan said. Despite this clear restriction, there are currently several listings on Jefferson City's Airbnb page. This is because the city has treated short-term...

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