Last week, Texans for Property and Rental Rights (TPRR) members converged in Austin to enjoy a kick-off happy hour hosted by HomeAway and to meet with legislators about the importance of passing statewide standards to protect private property rights while maintaining local communities.

TPRR Chairman Jeff Means inspiring the group about the importance of what we’re fighting for.

TPRR Board Chair Jeff Means drove in all the way from West Texas to talk about harmful, Constitutionally questionable and largely ineffective ordinances that threaten both our rights and the Texas economy. Jeff inspired the more than 50 passionate private property rights supporters at happy hour to get involved in this critically important fight before it’s too late and short-term vacation rentals have been banned in cities all across Texas.

We also had the chance to hear from Board Member Dave Krauss who had a simple but urgent message for all of us in attendance: we need to engage right now. There’s too much at stake and too much false, negative information about this industry to stay on the sidelines.

Board Member Dave Krauss urging TPRR supporters to engage in the fight today.

Dave spent his time in Austin meeting with legislators like Senator Robert Nichols, Senator José Menéndez, and Representative Eric Johnson about the positive impact short-term rentals have made in his community and the responsible, law abiding Texans who will be harmed if our legislators fail to pass a statewide framework for vacation rentals.

Receiving an update from the HomeAway policy team.

Happy hour wrapped up with an updated from the policy team about what’s needed from each and every supporter of private property rights in Texas. House Bill 3778, which will prevent cities from banning short-term rentals while still allowing them to regulate, is being heard by the Urban Affairs Committee THIS THURSDAY. Will you join us in Austin to testify about why property rights are important to you? Sign up today to learn how you can join the fight!