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The Sharing Economy Opens a Debate with San Diego Housing Rentals

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It isn’t hard to find examples how new technology is disrupting traditional methods of conducting business when these examples are right in your backyard. Homeowners are renting their beach abodes for extra money but putting pressure on local communities that lack parking and resources. Recent meetings with The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee offers opportunities to take public testimony and listen to reports to get a better grasp of how the sharing economy works.  The problem is not yet a huge one but certainly could get bigger in the future as the sharing economy grows. Getting a handle on it now makes sense. There are around 1,800 registered owners of rental properties but 3,100 properties available for rent ( as cited by Fox 5 ). This means that officials are unaware of how many people are renting homes and whether or not they are complying with regulations. These rental arrangements are growing in other areas beyond the posh beach communities. Trendy neighborhoo