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.”
Most neighborhood associations oppose short-term rentals, citing their “commercial use” as incongruent and disruptive in residential areas.
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.
While San Antonio wrestles with formulating rules for short-term rentals, the Texas Legislature is considering a bill that would limit local regulations.