By James Quintero

On Friday, the Texas Public Policy Foundation took aim at the City of Austin’s tragically flawed short-term rental (STR) ordinance, filing suit in Travis County District Court. Suing the city is not a decision that was made in haste; it was determined to be absolutely necessary to protect Austinites’ property rights, economic liberties, and the basic freedoms of privacy and movement taken for granted by most Texans.

Austin’s STR ordinance violates the Texas Constitution in more than a half-dozen different ways, each independently sufficient to justify an outcry. From carpet bombing Austinites’ ability to rent out their homes, to mandating that homeowners submit to warrantless searches, to dictating bedroom behavior after 10:00 p.m., Austin has gone too far.

TPPF is proud to represent a group of courageous homeowners who are willing to put themselves in the line of fire and stand up to the City challenge this overreach.

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