It's time for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to ban Airbnb and private functions in residential neighborhoods. Unfortunately we have a vacant home in our Mount Vernon neighborhood that is being used for multiple transient rentals as well as rented out for large weddings and events. This was a quiet, safe neighborhood. Now we have numerous strangers coming and going, and a huge increase in traffic.
There are dozens of young children that live near this vacant home. Recently when there was a large wedding, numerous cars were witnessed speeding through the neighborhood headed to the event, with two actually running through the stop sign. And one car was actually seen by multiple residents speeding backwards. This is a safety issue for our neighborhood's children and residents and must be immediately addressed.
Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck and the Fairfax County staff have been professional and friendly; however, the vacant home continues to be used via Airbnb with a nonstop parade of transient strangers coming and going through our neighborhood. It's time for our county leaders to ban Airbnb and private functions in our residential neighborhoods before a child gets hurt or worse.