CSAC Institute to Hold Special Course on “The Sharing Economy”
The CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government will hold the next course in its ongoing “Emerging Issues ” series on Thursday, January 26, in Sacramento, The focus: “The Sharing Economy,” specifically online short-term vacation rentals.
While residential properties offered through online rental platforms look very different than a more easily recognized hotel or motel, these short term rentals create the same impact on local services, including emergency response, public safety, and street and road needs.
- They are often found outside of commercial areas or places permitting commercial activity
- There are many challenges with collecting transient occupancy tax which can prove to be a drain on an important local revenue source
This Emerging Issues seminar will feature county practitioners, tax experts, local government legal experts, and others who will provide valuable insight and share their techniques to approach the emerging era of the sharing economy. And because this is part of the Emerging Issues series from CSAC Institute, there will be ample opportunity to discuss your county’s situation, learn from colleagues, and brainstorm on immediate and long-term solutions.
CSAC has been actively engaged in state-level policy discussions on regulating online short-term vacation rental platforms, including collection of transient occupancy tax and upholding local health and safety ordinances. This seminar will help inform upcoming legislative discussions.
Plan to attend! The class is on Thursday, 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM in Sacramento. Registration is $129/person and includes materials and lunch. Register now to participate in this important conversation or visit www.csacinstitute.org.