City leaders seem to have consensus that regulating squirrelly short-term rental companies will become a lot easier once a pending agreement with Airbnb is negotiated.

The company has agreed to provide names and addresses of its local hosts, in exchange for being allowed to register its own hosts and dispense with mandatory city safety inspections by the Bureau of Development Services. It's similar to a deal the city reached nearly a year ago with HomeAway to settle a lawsuit.