City staff has tweaked, cut, and modified the draft to again run the bureaucratic gamut of committees, commissions, and other groups for review.
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.