BEND, OR -- The Bend City Council voted not to ban short term rentals of less than 30 days. If approved the ban would have carried fines of 750-dollars a day for rental operators and guests. Council members voiced concern that the hotel industry is already hurting, there would be more job losses and there’s no sign that tourists are crowding into the area. Other council members voiced concerns that allowing short-term visitors could spread the virus. The vote was 4-to-3.