Asheville Citizen-Times: Update: Asheville’s downtown vacation rental ban passed quickly (9 January 2018)

Asheville City Hall

Former council candidate and musician Andrew Fletcher said the rentals pushed out service industry workers and artists, such as his band whose downtown studio was converted into a vacation rental in 2014.

“People are not being displaced by 120-room hotels. They’re being displaced by 120 individual Airbnbs,” he said.