LITTLE ROCK NOTEBOOK: Staff request another postponement of short-term rental measure

Postponement requested on short term rental rules

City of Little Rock staff are seeking to postpone consideration of a draft ordinance establishing new rules for short-term rental properties listed on platforms such as Airbnb, which was scheduled to be considered at a Little Rock board meeting Tuesday night.

City council members will be asked to amend the meeting agenda to postpone the review until February 21.

The proposed ordinance has already been postponed several times, most recently due to a city council vote in mid-November.

LR-born sloth bear travels to California

A sloth bear born at the Little Rock Zoo in 2019 will move to California as part of a species survival plan, the Little Rock Zoo announced Wednesday.

Zaara, the youngest of the zoo’s four sloth bears, is scheduled to visit the Fresno Chaffee Zoo after the end of this month.

At four years old, the bear “is now old enough to have cubs of her own,” a zoo newsletter said. “To do this, Zaara must be moved to another zoo.”

LR officials will participate in the King Unity event

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and other city officials will participate in a “unity service” today to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The service will be held at Second Baptist Church, 222 E. Eighth St. in Little Rock, at 5 p.m.

The guest speaker will be the Reverend Jason Turner, senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, according to the Second Baptist Church website.

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