NEWS BRIEF: Zoning ordinance approves short-term rentals all over Atlanta

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Short-term rentals such as Airbnb are permitted to operate in all residential zones following the Atlanta City Council’s vote this week to approve Z-21-85, an ordinance first introduced in 1982 that has now been updated. Z-21-85 accompanies new rules passed by the council in March that require all short-term rental operators to be licensed. “The vote empowers entrepreneurs across the city as they use the ownership economy to create income, jobs, and build generational wealth,” said Tom Martinelli, Airbnb’s southeast policy head. airbnb.com