It has been a long time battle between homeowners and students. Many homeowners wanting to rid their neighborhoods of nuisance rental properties by limiting the amount of people that may live in a rented home.
In turn this would cut back on parking problems and loud parties.
But tonight the city rolled out a plan to combat the problems, and limiting the amount of unrelated people in a home was conspicuously absent, and some of those annoyed homeowners weren't happy.
"We simply cannot support it from a single family standpoint, all four people in the house and you have to be prepared to regress it or in my humble, private opinion you will fail," a concerned homeowner said.
But council members just didn't see the benefit of limiting unrelated tenants.
Councilman John Crompton said, "The situation is complex. It isn't just about the number of people in the home, its the behavior of the people in the home also."
Which in turn gave students a sigh of relief.
"You're gonna be able to keep your affordable housing up to four residents to a home, more than two unrelated just like we've been doing," Tyler Koch, an A&M Student Senate Speaker, said. " We did our jobs. We preserved neighborhood integrity without roommate limitations."
"They thought things through and hopefully they're gonna start thinking about students more," Brian Alg, a former A&M student, said.
A rental relief for thousands of students.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.