The town hall meeting later this week with the Expedia lobbyists is now being called a PRIVATE meeting. The meeting is scheduled for owners and managers to discuss the vacation rental industry. The exact details of the private meeting are unknown, however there have been several lawsuits involving Expedia and other Online Travel Companies that have attempted to change the tax implications for rental properties that are privately owned. Lake Area Representative Diane Franklin, who will be in attendance at the meeting, has previously stated that she is against the idea of legislation that would charge a commercial tax for homeowners who rent out their homes to visitors in the area. The private meeting is scheduled for 5:30 on Thursday at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach.