Monthly Archives: December 2019

Felony Charges against Aaron Elinoff Dismissed in Court

On December 12th, Westword published an article sharing the news that a Denver judge has exonerated Aaron Elinoff by dismissing the felony charges claiming that he was trying to cheat the system with his short-term rental license.

While some City Representatives applaud the use of the affidavit as a means of enforcement, we can see the potential havoc it can cause in an individual’s life as well. If the city’s goal is to have fewer short-term rentals, then the affidavit is successfully accomplishing this. On the other hand, if the city is looking for harmony and supports this community, then a focus on solutions to address the problems would seem like a more diplomatic approach.

We are happy to see Elinoff’s name be cleared and so he can get back to life with his family and focus on work. It makes us wonder how many rule-abiding hosts forfeited their license out of fear of having their reputation damaged and mugshot blasted globally?

Photo: Aaron Elinoff had been fighting against a felony charge related to his short term rental application / Courtesy of Aaron Elinoff

December 2019 Denver STRAC Meeting Recap

The December 10th STRAC meeting reflected a significantly more positive and collaborative tone towards home-sharing. The Good Neighbor Summit made it into the news headline summary slide, and several members of STRAC & Denver City acknowledged that Denver has a highly engaged and solution-oriented host community. Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer (Dist. 5) was there alongside Councilwoman Candi Cdebaca (Dist. 9) who sat in for Councilman Kevin Flynn.

The proposed regulation to limit short-term rentals to 183 days per year was taken off the table, but more proposals to further clarify primary residence are still coming. The session ended with several well delivered public comments that even further portrayed the positive and collaborative culture we are building here in Denver.

Did you want to share something during Public Comment or in response to something that was presented? If so you can submit your comments here: STR@denvergov.org and CC milehighhosts@gmail.com so we can track hosts’ comments. Use “STRAC Public Comment” as the email subject line.

Join us at the next STRAC meeting at 4PM on Tuesday, February 11th at Webb Building at 201 W Colfax Ave. Rooms 4.F.6 and 4.G

Effortless Community Outreach – Linen Drive

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Denver Host Linen Drive

Mile High Hosts are happy to announce our first Home-Sharing Linen Drive! Home-sharing often results in quality sheets and towels that aren’t “guest perfect”, but still have a lot of life left in them. This holiday season, our goal is to collect as many usable sheets, pillowcases, blankets, duvet covers, towels and washcloths as possible to package and donate to local families and shelters (for both people and animals!). We ask that you label sheets with their sizes to aid our “elf specialists” in their task of sorting and packaging what will be mountains of linens for families.

We will be accepting donations from Tuesday, December 17th to Thursday, December 19th between the hours of 9AM-5PM daily at the following locations:

  • 2612 E 13th Avenue (a residential home) – drop on front porch – feel free to send Gretchen a text when you make your linen drop
  • Highline Management at 1815 N Federal Blvd
  • Platte Park 1620 S Emerson St Denver 80210 (if you drop your linens & towels off here, please place items in the box on the covered porch area on the right side of the house down the wooden walkway)

If you can’t drop off between those hours, you can coordinate a different time or possible pickup with Gretchen or Jim of Denver Superhosts by texting (720) 235-8123 – contact that number or email info@DenverSuperHosts.com with “Linen Drive” in the subject line with any questions you may have.

Mile High Hosts thank you in advance for your generosity!