Free Webinar: Short-Term Vacation Rentals: What Local Governments Need to Know

Recorded On: 11/17/2020

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Best represented by the types of rentals found on Airbnb, VRBO, and Flipkey, short-term rentals have grown from a cottage industry to a multi-billion-dollar market. Although it has positively impacted many economies, without strategic ordinances and effective enforcement, this rapidly changing market can harm communities and create significant headaches for local government.

Join Ulrik Binzer & Jeffrey B. Goodman to discuss how Airbnb-style rentals impact quality of life, and how to effectively regulate, enforce, and even benefit from STRs in your jurisdiction. In this session, you’ll learn: 

  • Current developments in the short-term rental market today through proprietary data 
  • How, and why, to build a strategic ordinance that works 
  • Key components of an effective enforcement program 
  • How short-term rental enforcement can improve revenue collection 


  • Ulrik Binzer, General Manager of Compliance Services, Granicus
  • Jeffrey Goodman, Planner

This webinar is complimentary thanks to the sponsorship of an ICMA Strategic Partner who will have access to registration information.

ICMA Practice Areas: [8] Policy Facilitation and Implementation; [9] Community and Resident Service; [12] Financial Management and Budgeting

Ulrik Binzer

General Manager of Compliance Services, Granicus; founder, Host Compliance

Ulrik Binzer is the General Manager of Compliance Services at Granicus and founder of Host Compliance, the world’s leading provider of short-term vacation rental registration, tax collection and compliance monitoring software and services for local governments. A pioneer in the vacation home rental enforcement solution space, Ulrik developed the first vacation home rental compliance monitoring tools and now uses his expertise and insights to help local governments across North America draft and enforce short-term vacation rental regulations.

Jeffrey Goodman

Since 2014, Jeffrey Goodman has been engaged in a long-running research project focusing on data-driven and innovative regulation of short-term rentals based on a shared responsibility model and effective place-based rules that work at multiple scales. Beginning in New Orleans – a city in constant discussion over the rights of tourists and locals – Jeffrey has engaged with neighborhood groups, elected officials, housing and tourism advocates, and the tech community to move past a ‘yes or no’ battle towards a more nuanced and effective regulatory environment. His data work, which involved both online and in-person collection, has led to advisory roles with policy advocates in New York City, New Orleans, and San Francisco, real estate reporters in Manhattan, and local governments in Colorado.


11/17/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
11/17/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
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Recorded 11/17/2020
Recorded 11/17/2020
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available