The City’s Planning Commission unanimously approved a proposed short-term rental ordinance Wednesday, a key vote towards regulating platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and others.
The Planning Commission recommended the annexation of five corridors and enclaves, denied annexation of a sixth area, and took no action on a seventh.
Board and commission appointees serve as community representatives and advisors to both council members and the mayor on specific topics.
Aug. 21 is the final day that the City could order a Nov. 7 election.
More than a dozen residents offered new ideas and criticized some current City Council charter amendment suggestions in a public hearing of the City’s Charter Review Commission (CRC).
The developing master plan for the Alamo Plaza redevelopment project has been a controversial point of discussion in the community over the past few weeks.
Changes to the City’s Ethics Review Board, moving municipal elections, and staggering Council terms are among the topics the commission will investigate.
The Council committee agreed Wednesday that something needs to change to ensure more commissioner diversity in terms of residence and perspective, but they disagreed on how to achieve that goal.
A question of geographic diversity divided Council members Thursday with a 7-4 vote that appointed and reappointed members to the Planning Commission.
After heated exchanges between a developer and neighbors, the City’s Planning Commission voted in favor of the developer’s plans to build a 288-unit apartment complex in the Ingram Hills neighborhood.