The City Council in New Orleans is taking steps to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) following a shooting incident involving teenagers at a possibly illegal STR in Bywater.
The council has passed new regulations governing how STRs are operated in the city, with a higher emphasis on enforcement and more inspectors being hired.
Councilman Eugene Green stated that the regulations must be closely governed and followed in order to ensure safety and security.
The shooting incident took place at a home on Bartholomew Street, which neighbors claim was an illegal short-term rental frequently used for teenage parties.
The city is determined to enforce the new regulations and ban whole home rentals, with the owner or operator of each STR now required to live on site.