News Tech: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council will consider suspending the issuing of new short-term rental licenses after a federal court ruling that struck down a key provision of current city law, a council member said Wednesday.
The temporary prohibition could be adopted as early as Sept. 1.
Council member Joe Giarrusso told The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocat e that the proposal won’t affect residential short-term rental operators who have a current license.
On Monday, a federal appeals court struck down a requirement that effectively limits short-term rental licenses to people living in the city. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the provision unconstitutionally excludes out-of-state property owners from having licenses.