Traverse City planners say the city's laws on short-term vacation rentals are outdated.
The current rules outlaw renting your home for less than 30 days, unless you're an approved "tourist home." A tourist home is like a traditional bed and breakfast. The law says you can rent a room in your house for up to a week, but you must be present in the home and you must get a license first.
But City Planner Missy Luick says the popularity of websites like Airbnb has led many people to rent rooms illegally.