Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, who initiated the look at short-term
rentals in 2014, has done a good job in pursuing three important goals. The short-term
rental industry and its advocates have pushed back on the primary residence rule, and no wonder. Denver officials estimate that there are 2,000 short-term
rentals listed online in city limits, a number that is probably only going to grow. So do the proposed fees: $50 for a tax license and $25 annually for a business license.