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Overland Park Mayor Skoog wants to discuss short-term rental safety issues after homicide

Curt Skoog
Posted at 5:54 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 21:21:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog announced Monday he would be addressing safety issues associated with short-term rental properties, following a Sunday morning fatal shooting.

Overland Park police say the shooting took place in an Airbnb rental home in the 9700 block of West 145th Terrace.

One man has been charged in the killing.

"Safe neighborhoods are a key component of Overland Park’s high quality of life," Skoog said in a statement. "Issues associated with the growing trend of homeowners utilizing their properties as short term rentals have come to the attention and been a topic of discussion among Overland Park City Council members for some time."

Skoog said he is ready to move the "complicated topic forward" and announced a special meeting at 6 p.m. on April 4 to discuss short-term rentals.

"Short term rental operators need to be considerate of their neighbors and the community, and we need to ensure our residential neighborhoods continue to be safe and welcoming," he said.