Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most recent Airbnb regulations will be introduced to a joint committee on Housing and Zoning today–leaving Ald. Michele Smith (43), the most vocal proponent of strict home sharing regulations, out in the cold, and mayoral alliesAld. Joe Moore (49) and Ald. Danny Solis (25) in charge. Smith is not a member of either committee. Unlike the last round of committee haggling, where she motioned to lay the regulations on the table and pressed repeatedly on testimony, she won’t be able to make procedural motions to stymy the latest round of proposed regulations.
The Law Department can provide counsel on which ordinances go to which committees, but clout-heavy aldermen can request assignments to be shifted. The last go-round, regulations were referred to a joint committee of Housing and License, co-chaired by Ald. Moore (50) and Ald. Emma Mitts (37). Smith will be allowed to ask questions, though.