BY NICK BARBARO, FRI., DEC. 11, 2015
The Austin Chronicle
The city Planning Commission on Tuesday night sent the strongest possible message to City Council with their recommendations regarding short-term rental regulations. After surprisingly concordant discussion, the PC voted unanimously (!) to recommend not just the full slate of recommended code revisions to tighten regulation of Type 2 (commercial) STRs, but also a commitment to phasing STR 2s out of residential areas altogether within five years.