San Antonio to Consider Airbnb Regulations
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.
Photo by Gretchen Greer for the Rivard Report
After receiving complaints from residents about noise, traffic, trash, and other neighborhood disruptions associated with renters from such platforms, Councilman Mike Gallagher (D10) called on City staff to start investigating current zoning and tax rules, potential safety issues, and policy recourse.
His constituents were concerned that their "residential areas were now becoming commercial areas," Gallagher said. Some simply didn't like the idea of "strangers walking around" their neighborhoods and homes.
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