An anti-Airbnb television ad has hit the airwaves, urging voters to approve a public question and affirm new regulations on the short-term rental industry in Jersey City.
The 30-second commercial tells Jersey City residents to consider what it presents as the negative impact that Airbnb has had in New York City as an example of what is to come if the company goes unchecked in Jersey City.
“Airbnb turned thousands of units into pricey tourist rentals. Now they are taking over our neighborhoods,” the ad’s narrator says, alluding to New York City. “That means higher rents; less parking; and more trash, strangers and wild parties in our neighborhood."