Stamford lawmakers tackle rentals through Airbnb

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Stamford lawmakers were asked to weigh in on short-term rentals for tourists through the popular website Airbnb.

A meeting on the matter was held Wednesday at the city's Government Center.

Airbnb says it allows people to "book unique homes and experience a city like a local" at prices that are usually less expensive than nearby hotels.

The meeting came just weeks after debating whether the city of Stamford is building too many apartments for permanent residents.

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