In 2016, the city collected $268,174 in taxes on short-term rentals and home-sharing transactions. In 2017, short-term rental and home-sharing revenue ballooned to $723,907. Those numbers don’t include homes managed by realty companies, like many large houses in Sandbridge.
Planning Commission members said that even with the new requirements, they expect the council to wrestle with the ordinance, too.
“It’s difficult to have a one-size-fits-all approach,” said commission member Don Horsley. “There will probably be revisions.”