Virginia Beach City Council's Ad-Hoc Committee made two recommendations regarding the home sharing industry during the meeting on Wednesday October, 26. The first set targeted the development of ordinances aimed at protecting neighborhoods and the safety of those renting properties. The other area of recommendation is focused on the General Assembly and State lawmakers who will ultimately decide what local City Council members can do to enforce taxation and other regulation of the online home sharing industry. The Virginia Beach City Council will receive the Committee’s recommendations on November 15th and the Virginia Housing Study Committee appointed by the General Assembly will convene in December. The Chamber’s Executive Vice President Ira Agricola represented local business interests relative to Airbnb and other online rental platforms operating within the City of Virginia Beach.