Residents of Adler Circle secured an initial victory Tuesday when the planning commission approved a request to recommend a zoning change that would ban all new short-term rentals in the neighborhood of about 50 houses.

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Bailey Jones

Absolutely. As a STR owner myself, I know there is nothing worse for our industry than irresponsible absentee owners and management companies that don't do due diligence on renters and their activities. Our relationships with our neighbors have to be our main consideration.

Jack Reeves

Unfortunately, absentee owners are a major problem. I sold a townhouse due to the irresponsible owners of a neighboring unit. Renters overflowing bath tubs, noise at all hours, blocking my parking, etc. To make matters worse, the local company who managed the rentals was just as irresponsible; always finding a way to shirk their duties. I came home from work one day, only to find that the short term neighbor had flooded both of our units when he, she and they fell into a drunken stupor and left water running. I'm with the Adler Circle folks. Galveston can't prosper if it doesn't defend it's resident property owners.

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