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Public Safety Committee to hear from the public and the City of Nashville regarding Short Term Rental Ordinance

Special meeting begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, August 5th

The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will continue its discussion and review of a proposed ordinance dealing with short term rentals on Wednesday, August 5th.

At 2:30pm, the Committee will hold a special meeting and hear from Mr. Bill Herbert, the Zoning Administrator of the City of Nashville. He will discuss Nashville’s experience implementing their short term rentals legislation.

Then at 3:30pm, the Committee will hold a special public hearing to listen to citizens and interested parties who have a concern or support the proposed ordinance.

“As we move forward, I want to make sure the committee can learn from neighboring cities, like Nashville’s experiences, with short term rentals,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25) who chairs the Committee. “We also want to hear from our citizens, whether they be a host, guest, investor, or neighbor of these types of rentals. We want to hear how they believe they will be affected and actively listen to their concerns.”

The following guidelines will be followed for the public hearing:

  • The public will be permitted two minutes to speak to the short term rentals ordinance.
  • Each speaker will need to sign in with the Clerk’s office on the Third Floor of City Hall beginning at 2:30p.m.
  • Speakers will be called in the same order in which they were signed in.
  • The Committee requests that any member of the public unable to speak during this allotted time provide written materials detailing their concerns and opinions to the Clerk’s office to be distributed to all Metro Council members and be documented for the record.

The Short Term Rental ordinance is sponsored by Council members James Peden (R-23), Tom Owen (D-8), Bill Hollander (D-9) and David James (D-6).

The Public Safety Committee will meet at 2:30pm in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.

All Council meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25. You can also watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at and click the “Watch Meetings Online” link.

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