TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY WESTSIDE RESIDENTS DEMAND AIRBNB CRACKDOWN AMID HORRIFIC GENTRIFICATION SCHEME!!!
Kansas City 4th District residents in the know are raging at their City Council members for dragging their feet on regulation that's threatening to destroy local neighborhoods by way of tech scene speculators.
Not so long ago, KCMO took up the plight of developing rules for AirBnB operators:
"Rental properties like Airbnb’s will soon face regulation in Kansas City. The city recently released the first draft of a new policy aimed at regulating the more than 300 short-term rental properties."
The rules were stringent but mostly fair and involved resident investment in homes to avoid turning every neighborhood into a hotel district.
Sadly, the effort to put forward regulation has stalled.
Now . . .
KANSAS CITY WESTSIDE RESIDENTS ARE PLAGUED WITH AIRBNB SPECULATORS CROPPING UP AROUND THE ROASTERIE OPPERATING WITHOUT ANY OVERSIGHT!!!
Just as we predicted, the stupid Roasterie plane has attracted some of the worst people in all of the metro . . .
But here's the worst part . . .
The AirBnB operators aren't really invested or interested in the betterment of Kansas City neighborhoods. Instead, they're buying up cheap houses, turning them into AirBnBs and then running mini Kansas City hotels at the expense of their neighbors. This trend started on the Westside but now our KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY BLOG COMMUNITY notes that Northland neighbors are coping with the same kind of sketchy Internets hotel biz across the bridge because of airport proximity.
Just like the ride-share controversy . . . This isn't about tech . . . Instead the grassroots movement simply wants local biz people to follow the same rule.
Developing . . .