Tell the CA Assembly: No Free Ride for AirBnB

Airbnb: Pay Your Fair Share

Companies like Airbnb are exacerbating California’s affordable housing crisis, but lawmakers in Sacramento want to give the company a free ride.

Assemblymember Matt Harper -- an Orange County Republican -- has introduced AB1220, a bill that prohibits cities from collecting taxes on short term residential rentals, like those rented through AirBnB.

Sign on to tell your Assemblymember to support affordable housing, not handouts to Airbnb: reject AB1220.

The explosion in short term rentals through AirBnB is decreasing long term rental stock in California, and driving up prices. And in many California cities, there are laws against converting scarce housing resources to tourist use. Using political influence, Airbnb has engaged in a systematic campaign to dismantle those laws and avoid paying any taxes to offset their impact. Now, Airbnb is taking their lobbying efforts to the state level, and this bill could exempt the company from local taxes.

It’s bad enough cities are losing valuable rental housing stock. The least AirBnB and the property owners that use it can do is pay their fair share.

We can kill this bill if we let Democrats in Sacramento know we are watching. Democrats control the legislature, but history shows they will quietly pander to special interests like Airbnb unless we expose this.

This bill could be heard any day in the Assembly Committee on Local Government.    If enough of us speak out right now, we can make sure this bill never makes it out of Committee. But we have to act now or you can be guaranteed that Assemblymembers will push it forward.

Sign on right now to tell your Assemblymember to reject AB1220.

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"Cities need funding for affordable housing, not tax breaks for companies like Airbnb. I urge you to reject AB 1220, which would prevent cities from collecting Transient Occupancy Tax from companies like Airbnb that promote short term rentals, diminish housing stock and drive up rent."

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  • Rick Galbreath
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-31 09:18:18 -0700
    I just asked the CA Assembly to support affordable housing, not tax exemptions for Airbnb. Join me.
  • Rick Galbreath
    signed via 2015-03-31 09:17:51 -0700
  • gregg everett
    signed 2015-03-31 08:56:33 -0700
  • beth byrne
    signed via 2015-03-31 08:42:55 -0700
  • Quintin Mecke
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-31 08:38:13 -0700
    I just asked the CA Assembly to support affordable housing, not tax exemptions for Airbnb. Join me.
  • Gabriel Trujillo
    signed 2015-03-31 08:32:03 -0700
  • James Hester
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-31 08:27:46 -0700
    I just asked the CA Assembly to support affordable housing, not tax exemptions for Airbnb. Join me.
  • James Hester
    signed 2015-03-31 08:27:18 -0700
  • Sherry Linker
    signed 2015-03-31 08:23:18 -0700
  • Amy Polnoff
    signed 2015-03-31 08:21:05 -0700
  • John Selawsky
    signed 2015-03-31 08:12:07 -0700
  • Patrick Russell
    signed 2015-03-31 08:04:41 -0700
  • Ben Gardella
    signed 2015-03-31 08:03:38 -0700
  • Darrow Boggiano
    signed 2015-03-31 07:21:00 -0700
  • Vincent & Kirsten Monteil
    signed 2015-03-31 07:17:13 -0700
  • tommi avicolli mecca
    signed 2015-03-31 06:51:08 -0700
  • Eileen Loughran
    signed via 2015-03-31 06:34:29 -0700
  • Elena Giacoman
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-31 06:27:37 -0700
    I just asked the CA Assembly to support affordable housing, not tax exemptions for Airbnb. Join me.
  • Elena Giacoman
    signed 2015-03-31 06:26:43 -0700
  • Arlinda Befort
    signed 2015-03-31 05:21:48 -0700
  • Stephanie Schaudel
    signed 2015-03-31 05:11:38 -0700
  • Vandy Ritter
    signed 2015-03-31 03:03:14 -0700
  • Jessica Brown
    @Jezcab tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-31 02:20:21 -0700
    I just asked the CA Assembly to support affordable housing, not tax exemptions for Airbnb. Join me. http://www.tenantaction.org/no_free_ride_for_airbnb?recruiter_id=2567
  • Jessica Brown
    signed 2015-03-31 02:19:26 -0700
  • William Brogan
    signed 2015-03-31 01:10:23 -0700
  • Deb Nitasaka
    @pinkuredi tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-30 23:35:29 -0700
    I just asked the CA Assembly to support affordable housing, not tax exemptions for Airbnb. Join me. http://www.tenantaction.org/no_free_ride_for_airbnb?recruiter_id=2564
  • Cynthia changar
    signed 2015-03-30 23:34:57 -0700
  • Deborah Nitasaka
    signed via 2015-03-30 23:34:38 -0700
  • Adrienne Lauby
    signed via 2015-03-30 23:25:53 -0700
  • Hene Kelly
    signed 2015-03-30 23:24:33 -0700

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