More than two dozen members of the Metro Council have asked Mayor Megan Barry’s administration to consider directing Nashville police to serve as enforcers of new regulations for Airbnb and other short-term rental properties.
But the Metro Nashville Police Department opposes the idea.
In a letter to Barry last week, 28 council members raised frustrations over Metro’s struggle to enforce Airbnb-targeted regulations adopted more than one year and a half ago that sought, among other things, to limit the number of guests who can stay at residential homes rented out on a short-term basis.
Council members, in the letter, proposed a handful of solutions, including directing at least 10 police officers to be trained to document and enforce short-term rental property codes violations during nights and weekends.
They suggested that police be trained in (continue reading at Tennessean)