The City of El Paso, Texas, held a community meeting regarding a proposed permit fee and hotel occupancy tax for short-term rental (STR). Other proposals include a 500 feet requirement between each rental property and maximum occupants and minimum parking requirements. At the meeting, El Paso STR property owners voiced their concerns. “They get a little bit of money, please don’t add more fees to them,” said El Pasoan Carlos Briano whose parents rent out a room on Airbnb. The City of El Paso says the final draft of the proposal has not been completed as the city wanted to hear from the hosts and people in the neighborhoods.
KTSM (02/02/23) Shelby Kapp