Slowly but surely we are developing a body of law and precedent that will make AirBnb and Uber part of our urban landscape. Better yet this is just the beginning of commercial sharing.
Special interests will ultimately fail simply because the political bribes will become too onerous. It is one thing to lock up a license for decades. Quite another to pay often as politicians change and an increasing population of participants press for change.
Better yet, they only have to get it right in one major center and it looks like Nashville is going to be it...