San Antonio could generate millions of dollars in new revenue with a rideshare surcharge and shifting the tax collection burden onto Airbnb and similar platforms.
The failure of many short-term rental hosts to pay hotel occupancy taxes likely will cost the City of San Antonio at least $2.4 million this year.
As an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of homeowners, the San Antonio Board of Realtors opposes the proposed short-term rental ordinance.
San Antonio City Council got its first collective look at rules proposed for short-term rentals Wednesday. For the most part, Council members didn’t like what they saw.
When you live in a neighborhood of long-term residents, everyone is invested in ensuring the safety, security, and viability of the neighborhood.
As a short-term rental host and neighborhood advocate, I would like to see locals – not out-of-town corporations – flourish within neighborhoods.
The controversial rules that would regulate so-called “homesharing” platforms will be presented to City Council, which will make the final decision.
“I cannot support the City’s proposed short-term rental ordinance and will do everything in my power as resident of this city to oppose it.”
Neighborhood plans in San Antonio don’t address short-term rentals, a relatively new technological travel industry disruption, nor does City code.
Short-term rentals are more than a hotel alternative – they distribute tourism dollars more evenly across San Antonio.