New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson told BuzzFeed News, "Twenty-first-century problems require complex solutions, and global issues require global dialogue. Lots of cities around the world are trying to figure out how to deal with short-term rentals, and I think it’s important to have an international exchange of ideas as we try to deal with this issue thoughtfully."
Yet officials in cities facing an affordable housing crisis are troubled by the short-term rental industry's impact on housing prices.
"Bad actors use Airbnb and other platforms to turn what could be affordable housing into illegal hotels, and it is unacceptable," said Johnson.
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