Short-term rental tax must be rejected

Senate Bill 584, by state Sen. Monique Límon, seeks to impose a tax on short-term rentals (Airbnb, Vrbo, etc.), in order to raise funds for low-income housing. However, this bill would end up deterring people from seeking short-term rentals and increase costs, while also mandating expensive labor-union wages for private contractors. This would punish short-term rental owners and consumers in order to reward politically well-connected unions, ultimately making California's housing and homelessness crises worse.

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