Despite changes city officials made to address concerns about a proposed ordinance to regulate short-term rentals, Jamaica Beach residents are still worried the draft is an overreach.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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(6) comments

Bailey Jones

If the owners don't want the city to know they are running a business, don't think their guests should have to obey noise ordinances, and don't want to be contacted when they don't - I see why the rest of the neighborhood is looking to the city for some help..

Don Schlessinger


Theresa Elliott

Spot on Bailey. Galveston has a STR policy that works well.

Michael Jozwiak

Seems like the part-time owner/residents don't really care about their neighbors. Registration and fees are a necessary requirement to monitor the neighborhood. If the current owners wanted to get into the hotel/motel business but cannot afford to own a home there, maybe they should just move/sell and but stock in Marriott or Hilton. I wouldn't want to live next door to a noisy, always changing, home of part time party people. These rules are necessary for neighborhood integrity.

Louis Wortham

If the City does not know which houses are STRs, how are they collecting the tax revenue?

horace norris

find out where these homeowners actually live and throw a big part every weekend and crap in their yard and see how they feel about that....

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