The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is pleased to announce its first Facebook Live event, taking place this morning, Thursday, July 21st at 11:30 am CDT. The event, A Conversation on Short-Term Rental Regulations, will be streamed live from the Joe B. Hogsett auditorium in TPPF’s headquarters at 901 Congress Avenue.
Join the conversation by submitting your questions on our Facebook Live feed:https://www.facebook.com/TexasPublicPolicyFoundation/
In February, the Austin City Council took aim at short-term rental owners and guests with a new law setting arbitrary occupancy caps, calling for a strict 10:00 p.m. bedtime, and allowing for warrantless searches to be conducted at any “reasonable” time. Additionally, the ordinance is set to ban many short-term rentals outright by 2022.
TPPF filed a lawsuit to halt the City of Austin’s STR ordinance restricting property owners and guests on June 20, 2016. TPPF’s Center for the American Future, aided by the Center for Local Governance, represents individual property owners and entrepreneurs in the lawsuit, Zaatari et. al v. City of Austin, et al., which seeks declaratory and injunctive relief from the unconstitutional city ordinance.
This morning’s conversation, moderated by Elizabeth Saab of FOX 7 News, will include TPPF’s Chance Weldon, Sloan Dean with Ashford, and Joel Rasmussen of the Austin Rental Alliance.
Learn more about the issue and the lawsuit at: www.austinpropertyrights.com
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.