Austin, TX: Ride Sharing Rules, Short-Term Rentals, and More

On Thursday, the council will revisit new rules for short-term rentals. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo wants to phase homes operating as full-time hotels out of neighborhoods. Tovo says those types of rentals belong in commercial areas. Council Member Leslie Pool also wants to suggest reducing the permit fee for owner-occupied rentals. If approved, final rules would come back before council toward the end of the year.