South Portland is once again attempting to regulate short-term vacation rentals in the city.
Tuesday night, the City Council passed a new, modified ordinance to replace a measure it unanimously repealed in April, after a successful petition drive.
Among other things, the new rules limit short-term rentals of houses to commercial zones, unless the owners can prove the house is their primary residence.
City Councilor Adrian Dowling opposes the restrictions. He says most landlords who operate "un-hosted" rentals are responsible neighbors.