The Boerne, Texas, City Council gave initial approval on July 25 to an ordinance that tightens the city's rules on short-term rental properties. Under the new ordinance, which will require one final Council vote for final approval, anyone wishing to operate a short-term rental property in the city must apply for two-year permits. Rentals in residential areas must be separated by 200 feet per side of the block under the rules, and the housing capacity will be two people per bedroom. Several residents who own short-term rentals said the city’s new regulations amounted to a violation of their property rights, arguing private property should be free from the government’s reach.
San Antonio Express-News (07/26/23) Ricardo Delgado