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Patricia C Newsom

Number of parking spaces for renters, blocking neighbors driveways, parking on a narrow road obstruction two way traffic and on adjacent private property and if necessary, emergency vehicles, noise, obnoxious renters,- yes, there needs to be regulations to prevent an income generating property from denying the adjacent homeowner’s peace and quite that they purchase when they purchase their property. It is past time to address this issue in many subdivisions on the coast.

Bailey Jones

I'd go a step further and require owners to post the regulations in their STRs. That ensures that the guests are aware of the rules, and also helps the owners enforce the rules.

Mary Branum

The Short Term Rental Owners Association of Galveston (stroag.org) has a "Good Neighbor" brochure on the website and is referenced in the City of Galveston Short Term Rental Ordinance. Jamaica Beach is a separate city and, I assume, has ordinances regarding parking, etc. as does Galveston. The issues fall solely on the owner/manager who is not properly overseeing the rentals. Bad neighbors are not limited to vacation rentals. The very reason existing codes should be enforced, no matter who is occupying the structure.

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