Letter: A good bylaw will sort Richmond's good neighbours from bad

Dear Editor,

Re: “Don’t take away my Airbnb,” Letters, Feb. 28.

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My understanding, in attending several council meetings on the topic, is that our esteemed mayor and council are not trying to kill AirBnB as a concept.

They do seek to receive proper taxes and license fees. They also want a mechanism in place for when a host is not, unlike letter writer Michael Dover, a good neighbour.

I´ve talked with those who´re upset by all manner of traffic and strangers at all hours of the night up and down their residential street. A well-crafted bylaw gives the city a means to aptly respond to complaints by residents whose peace of mind is interfered with.

George Pope


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