Arlington set for Defacto Ban on STR’s

Lets keep the pressure on Gincy Thoppil and Jim Parajon to make sure the Specific Use Permit $ fee for Short Term Rentals is reasonable so as to not result in a defacto ban…as it is the SUP process in itself will be onerous and discriminatory in that Long Term Rentals don’t have to go through that same process. I find STR’s are better kept than LTR’s by absentee landlords…at least the STR’s have reviews on the internet and so an incentive for the STR’s to be well kept.
—- Forwarded Message —–
From: Gincy Thoppil <>
To: kim feil <>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 5:06 PM
Subject: RE: $1000 SUP for STR’s?
Ms. Feil,
We have not calculated a fee yet, because we have not come up with a staff review process for the SUP application yet. What I told Ms. Brown is the standard fee for all other SUPs is $1,000 +$50/acre.
Hope that clarifies!
Gincy Thoppil, AICP
Director | 817-459-6662
Planning & Development Services
Kim Triolo Feil I see no charge for SUP without zoning change and $1,000 here for SUP with zoning change…



Ashleigh Weaver Brown Yes Gincy at P&Z told me it would be the 1000 for SUP with zoning change.



Kim Triolo Feil Jim Parajon just emailed me…
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Jim Parajon <>
To: kim feil <>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 1:22 PM
Subject: RE: Where can I find who said from the City that the SUP was probably going to be $1,000 plus $50/acre?

I do not know where you may have heard something like that but we have not calculated a recommended fee for this yet.

Ashleigh Weaver Brown Kim Triolo Feil Gincy Thoppil – Head of Planning & Development for Arlington who is in charge of the SUP process. She said that is her departments set fee for an SUP so it is unlikely to change unless the City determined that the process was to change/shorten significantly. That is what I was told by her at least and I confirmed with her twice. Sounds like some miscommunication between the City – I do hope what you heard is the case though 🤷‍♀️
Dear Senator Kelly Hancock,
Arlington is proposing $1000 Special Use Permit fee plus $50/acre to be able to legally run a short term rental property. Instead of an all out ban which is unconstitutional, their next best step is a defacto ban on short term rentals with an extortionistic price of $1000 and a cumbersome, multi-layered SUP process.
New Orleans has $150 fee

nola str fee

and Waco charges $150 plus $50 for subsequent years……..

waco str fee

Please let us know if you can get some legislation going on a ban on STR bans…just like HB40, a ban on fracking bans…if we have to live with gaswells why can’t we live with short term rentals? The long term rentals are not kept up as nice as STRs due to the feedback visitors can provide on the internet.
Long term renters in our experience are damaging to our rental homes…we could make the same amount of money with 40 days a year as a STR verses the wear and tear associated with 365 days/yr with people who trash rental properties.
Thank You for listening.
Kim Feil

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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