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Re: Stop Short Term / Airbnb In BV!
User logged in as hwfinley
Clearly, STRs are a problem in BV. The reference to the North Carolina blog that mentioned the Austin STR case is somewhat useful information. Perhaps the most meaningful part was: "was unconstitutional. Why? In short, because STRs were historically allowed in Austin, and because the city failed to show the law advanced public purpose." Two strikes against using that to say outlawing STRs in BV is not possible. STRs have not been historically allowed and there certainly is a way to show that eliminating them serves a public purpose.
City Council - decide which side of the buzzsaw you want to be on
For immediate actions, I will contact the CAD regarding the new rental on Marlin. I will also investigate whether the MUD has commercial rates. I will also check with the trash collection company to see if their contract covers picking up at commercial businesses.
It would not hurt for every concerned BV resident to contact the MUD, the CAD, and the city council.
I am certainly not an expert on Texas rental regulations. I suspect that I and many others will learn more about it than we ever wanted to know.