The restrictions promoted in the Sept. 9 Local Opinions essay “D.C. should learn from Arlington on short-term rentals” would be a major blow to D.C. residents and the D.C. economy.
Instead of promoting a bill pushed by out-of-state hotels, the District should bring community stakeholders together to find common-sense, transparent rules that allow short-term rentals and neighborhoods to thrive. Applying a one-size-fits-all model of regulation from a nearby suburb is not the solution.
Gary Shapiro, Arlington
The writer is president and chief executive officer
of the Consumer Technology Association.