Kevin Mcgill, Associated Press Updated 3:56 am CDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council is set to ban “whole-Home” short-term vacation rentals in much of the city. Members were set to meet Thursday to discuss and possibly vote on a set of new regulations aimed at rentals arranged by companies like Airbnb and HomeAway. The meeting agenda includes a closed door session so members can discuss a lawsuit already filed to fight the restrictions. The meeting comes a year after the council approved a moratorium on new or renewed licenses for short-term rentals of whole homes not occupied by the owner. The planned ban brought strong opposition from some property owners and managers. But opposition to short-term rentals has been especially strong in historic neighborhoods. Residents say short-term rentals have driven up housing prices while driving away full-time residents.