Uber, Airbnb and Municipalities: Maximizing New Tax and Licensing Revenue Opportunities
Navigating Emerging Legal, Regulatory and Tax Issues in the Peer-to-Peer Economy
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will help counsel to local governments face the challenges—and leverage the financial and control opportunities—presented by the rise of the “sharing economy.” The panel will address the legal and regulatory issues raised by peer-to-peer businesses like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and HomeAway. The panel will outline safety, zoning, competition and consumer protection issues, and provide perspectives on leveraging the revenue generating opportunities through taxation and regulatory fees.
- Overview of ride-sharing issues
- Overview of home-sharing issues
- Review of recent developments, cases
- Enforcing, drafting regulations and ordinances
- Strategies for recovering and maximizing revenue
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can local governments enforce existing tax codes to maximize revenue?
- What code enforcement approaches are most effective for minimizing problems associated with short-term rentals?
- What steps can municipalities take to ensure the safety of residents who use ride-sharing services?
- Which cities have been successful in adapting current regulatory regimes to fit emerging businesses?
Jordan E.A. Ferguson, Esq.
Best Best & Krieger
Mr. Ferguson provides legal services to cities, special districts and private clients. He is well-versed in issues... | Read More
Mr. Ferguson provides legal services to cities, special districts and private clients. He is well-versed in issues surrounding emerging technologies and the sharing economy, land use and planning laws, conflicts of interest, free speech regulations, privacy rights, public safety regulations and elections law matters. Mr. Ferguson is a frequent author and lecturer on the sharing economy, among other emerging issues.Close
Neighborhood Preservation Manager
City of Sunnyvale
In her 19 years of employment with Sunnyvale, Ms. Gunvalsen has worked in a variety of areas including code... | Read More
In her 19 years of employment with Sunnyvale, Ms. Gunvalsen has worked in a variety of areas including code enforcement, tobacco control, downtown redevelopment, affordable housing, economic development, facilities management, and public safety administration. Ms. Gunvalsen has been actively working on short-term rental policy development and practical enforcement strategies since the industry emerged from a little known phenomenon into a popular business model, which has now skyrocketed into a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry.Close
Rebecca L. Moon
Senior Assistant City Attorney
City of Sunnyvale
Ms. Moon has been employed by the City of Sunnyvale, California, for 14 years, providing legal advice to city staff and... | Read More
Ms. Moon has been employed by the City of Sunnyvale, California, for 14 years, providing legal advice to city staff and elected officials. Ms. Moon primarily advises the city's code enforcement, planning, finance and environmental services divisions. She recently drafted proposed regulations of short-term rentals in the city and has been working with the public safety department on issues related to ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft.Close