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.
There are fewer homes available in San Antonio for rent through short-term rental platforms than in other large Texas cities – but just enough for neighbors and City Council members to notice.