STATEMENT: COUNCILMEMBER RYU ON AIRBNB ACTION TO BAN PARTY HOUSES

LOS ANGELES - Home-sharing platform AirBnb announced that it was banning party houses worldwide from its service today, following reports of massive house parties in rented homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Angeles  City Councilmember David Ryu championed the City’s first Party House ordinance in 2018, and has introduced new legislation to crack down on party houses, including water & power shut offs, which was enacted by Mayor Eric Garcetti, and prohibiting homes over 3,000 square feet or six bedrooms from participating in home sharing, which he co-introduced last week with Councilmember Paul Koretz. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

August 20, 2020

Contact for Councilmember Ryu:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

213-407-7616

 

COUNCILMEMBER RYU ON AIRBNB ACTION TO BAN PARTY HOUSES

LOS ANGELES - Home-sharing platform AirBnb announced that it was banning party houses worldwide from its service today, following reports of massive house parties in rented homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Angeles  City Councilmember David Ryu championed the City’s first Party House ordinance in 2018, and has introduced new legislation to crack down on party houses, including water & power shut offs, which was enacted by Mayor Eric Garcetti, and prohibiting homes over 3,000 square feet or six bedrooms from participating in home sharing, which he co-introduced last week with Councilmember Paul Koretz. 

“I’m glad to see AirBnB take this issue seriously - and adopt some of the ideas I have been pushing for alongside Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Paul Koretz. Party houses are unsafe, irresponsible, and can have grave consequences - especially during a pandemic. All of us - from individuals to governments to global tech platforms - have a responsibility to shut these parties down for good.” - Councilmember David Ryu 

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Assistant City Council President Pro Tempore David E. Ryu represents Los Angeles’ 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.


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