Boulder considers restricting short-term home rentals

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BOULDER, Colo. -- The city of Boulder is taking action to resolve concerns about short-term rental services such as airbnb  and vrbo.

City leaders heard testimony Tuesday night about proposals to crack down on the practice of short-term renting of houses.

The latest plan would allow short-term rentals but only with a permit and if the home's owner was also staying at the house.

People attending Tuesday's meeting had concerns about how strict the plan is.

"The city spends a whole ton of money trying to go out and catch the people that are breaking the law vs. having one that people can easily comply with,"  resident Dan Bowers said.

But other residents want the city to ban the practice all together. They don't like the idea of not knowing their next door neighbors.

A final vote on any new rules is several weeks away.