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Steam Still Rising From STRs
Residential short-term rentals get the go-ahead from City Council
"...Council members voted in favor of guidelines to regulate STRs, a way of finally bringing the properties under the..."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Morrison and Tovo Retarget STRs
Council's on break, but these two are hard at work
"...to postpone until Aug. 2 the final vote on STRs at council's June 28 meeting, Morrison and Tovo are..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

STRs: Trying To Draw the Line
City staff recommend the lightest possible regulations for short-term rentals
"...at a time) look at the recent growth of STRs and see the specter of commercial use creeping its..."

June 8, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Eastside Residents Protest STRs
Protesters don't want to see homes turned into hotels
"...Ever since the city created a licensing program for STRs, there has been a cap on the number of..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Council: Not Just STRs
Restore Rundberg, nondiscrimination also on the menu
"...short-term rentals, ending with a vote banning the non-owner-occupied STRs by 2022, to the anger of a sizable, blue-clad,..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Short-Term Regs Getting Longer ... and Longer
Council split on regulating Type 2 STRs
"...would like to ban Type 2 (non-owner-occupied) short-term rentals (STRs) in residential neighborhoods as soon as possible, and Mayor..."

Sept. 25, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Down the Rabbit Hole … Still [UPDATE]
City Council re-dives into short-term rentals … and hasn’t yet emerged
"...regulations, considering several variations on regs limiting Type 2 STRs. A few regs were added, but Mayor Pro Tem..."

Sept. 22, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Late-Night STR Debate
Committee to present STR resolution to Council on Thursday
"...one step back on regulating the city's short-term rentals (STRs), as fundamental disputes about how to achieve the city's..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Natalia Ciolko

Public Notice: Paralysis by Committee
STRs: One minus two proving to be a difficult concept
"...discontent over the current city ordinance licensing and regulating STRs passed amid considerable controversy three years ago. Critics, including..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Moratorium Now!
Cutting through the bullshit on STRs
"...to what HomeAway wanted to see. Neighbors of commercial STRs have been complaining loudly ever since about the city's..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Ora Houston's Nightmare
Night of the living acronyms
"...topics in city government. (More confusing still, ADUs and STRs have a lot of overlapping issues and advocates, but..."

July 31, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: "A Failed Experiment"
Planning Commission blasts Type 2 STRs
"...code revisions to tighten regulation of Type 2 (commercial) STRs, but also a commitment to phasing STR 2s out..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Trash Talking
More recycling and composting is about to take place in Austin
"...in the ongoing STR controversy for running nine commercial STRs which have been operating for most of this year..."

Sept. 25, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

There Goes the Neighborhood
City split over the latest in urban living options: short-term rentals
"...in a short-term rental home on Mt. Bonnell Road. STRs have been a godsend, she says, because hotels are..."

June 22, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

There Goes the Neighborhood
Council digs into short-term rentals this week
"...party attendees and business-trippers who frequent the short-term rentals (STRs) that have surrounded her small Thirties bungalow...."

Aug. 11, 2015 News Post by Natalia Ciolko

The Common Law
Renting your house during SXSW?
"...important to understand how the City regulates short-term rentals (STRs)...."

March 2, 2018 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Renting your rental house during SXSW?
"...idea to understand how the City regulates short-term rentals (STRs)...."

March 3, 2017 Column by Luke Ellis

The End of STR 2s?
"...a set of regulations for Type 2 short-term rentals (STRs) – non-owner-occupied rental homes – after lengthy debate. Council..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The End of STR 2s?
Council approves phasing out Type 2 short-term rentals by 2022
"...a set of regulations for Type 2 short-term rentals (STRs), non-owner occupied rental homes, after lengthy debate. District 8’s..."

Feb. 24, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Public Notice: It Doesn't Get Easier
Council gets no rest after marathon budget sessions
"...on to the proposition that Type 2, non-owner-occupied, commercial STRs are a failed experiment, not appropriate in residential zoning?..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Eastward Expansion
Surfing the wave of gentrification on the Eastside
"...for out-of-town visitors, she said. The increased abundance of STRs in the neighborhoods' midst illustrates how Austin's music scene,..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Council: Taking It to Committee
Council members talk TNC and STR regulation
"...pending business and a phalanx of marching acronyms: TNCs, STRs, ADUs, SXSW, etc. So it’s a good moment to..."

Oct. 28, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Short-Term Rentals: The Basics
"...vacation rental licensing law, there are three types of STRs which require city operating licenses:..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Living Next to an STR
"...Editor, The August 10 article “Steam Still Rising From STRs” [News] by Josh Rosenblatt was full of hot air...."

Aug. 15, 2012 Postmarks

Short-Term Rentals: Can't We All Live Together?
Publisher Nick Barbaro on the CSTR debate
"...swing back the other way, to near-complete deregulation of CSTRs, and the definition of commercial use being permitted in..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Council: Headaches for the Holidays
In the home stretch, members wrangle short-term rentals
"...If they do wrangle STRs, the numerous revisions to be addressed include: regular inspections,..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Texas Hammer: Short-Term Rentals
It's your house. What can you do with it?
"...particularly in East Austin, where residents have charged that STRs have directly contributed to area gentrification. City Council began..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

FANning the Flames
"...lives in one unit and rents the others as STRs. When questioned about the STR issue on Nextdoor, he..."

Dec. 13, 2016 Postmarks

Public Notice: Farewell to STRADUTNC
With a decision made on STRs, perhaps we can move on to other things?
"...units (ADUs), then transportation network companies (TNCs), and now STRs, have all gone through the grinder of Council process,..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council Preview: Short Termers
City Council resumes regular business today, on a short-term fuse
"...the ARA, only a dozen of the 1,200 registered STRs in Austin are generating the nuisance complaints to Code,..."

Sept. 17, 2015 News Post by Michael King

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