New Roommates Ordinance in Bryan

Bryan neighborhoods can now petition the city to reduce the number of unrelated people that can live in a single family house.

This comes after the second reading of a much-debated ordinance which was unanimously approved by the council Tuesday evening.

Currently, four unrelated persons can live together, but the new law allows for two-thirds of a neighborhood to ask for a change to two unrelated persons.

During the council meeting, around a dozen people spoke before the vote. More than half were students, saying the change would hurt them the most.

The student turnout was a stark contrast to the council meeting where the first reading of the ordinance took place. At that meeting, nearly every speaker was in favor of the change.

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