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Roommate Limits In CS Not In the Plans

By: Derek Shore Email
By: Derek Shore Email

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.


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