Schools’ fears of sex predators deepen isolationism in proposed Airbnb ban

The fear of out-of-town visitors is threatening a measure before Chattanooga city council that would ban Airbnb families from turning empty houses into havens for travelers. The proposed ban plays on fears that students like these at Girls Preparatory Schools are vulnerable to sexual abuse from neighbors if those neighbors let their houses through Airbnb. (Photo Grandmajeannesblog.blogspot.com) Paranoia has infected school operators in or near a proposed short-term vacation rental district in a scheme by city council that would permit families to rent out their homes while they are away on vacation, but ban this form of entrepreneurialism for everyone … Continue reading Schools’ fears of sex predators deepen isolationism in proposed Airbnb ban