The Plano, Texas, City Council postponed a vote on a short-term rental registration ordinance for a second time. The ordinance would have required short-term rental owners in Plano to register their properties with the city fee by Sept. 1 and fulfill inspection requirements or face a $500 fine. The council was supposed to vote on it the same day it passed a temporary ban on new short-term rentals, which went into effect last month and lasts until June 2024. But the vote on the registration ordinance got tabled until June 26 and now it’s postponed until Aug. 14. Plano Mayor John Muns said the council decided to postpone the vote because of issues that were brought up in a closed executive session, including a bill passed in the Texas Legislature that requires municipalities to provide written notice of public hearings about public hearings on proposed changes or adoptions that impact the property. Several neighborhood advocates from the Texas Neighborhood Coalition signed up to testify against the proposed ordinance at the June 26 meeting.
KERA News (06/27/23) Caroline Love