AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) today released a paper by Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero explaining the City of Austin’s restrictive regulations on short-term rental (STR) properties.
 
            “Austin is ground-zero for the California-zation of Texas,” said Quintero. “Over the years, Austin city government has come to embrace nanny state rules and regulations that attempt to govern every aspect of our daily lives. But the city’s short-term rental regulations are in a league of their own. These new regulations trample on more than a half-dozen constitutional rights and give the city vast new powers that ought to concern every Austinite. This ordinance must be struck down.”
 
            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.
 
            To read the full report, visit: http://txpo.li/Austins-unconstitutional-str-ordinance
           
            For more information and to view the lawsuit, visit: http://txpo.li/TPPF-lawsuit-short-term-rentals
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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