Friday, January 18, 2008

Proposed Ordinance 2952

The City Council will consider a new proposed Ordinance relating to rental licenses in Farmers Branch at the meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Here's a link:

http://www.ci.farmers-branch.tx.us/CityCouncil/2008/Regular%20Session/2008-01-22-Regular%20Session.pdf

Highlights of the proposed ordinance include:

-Anyone wishing to lease a house or apartment in Farmers Branch must apply for a residential occupancy license from the the ciy and provide information about legal U.S. residency.

-Landlords would not be responsible for verifying the legal residency status of potential renters; that responsibility would lie entirely with the federal government

-The proposed license fee would be $5 for each adult occupant, and would be valid as long as the occupant remains at that residence

-Anyone violating any provisions would face a daily municipal fine of up to $500.

6 Comments:

Blogger Teckela said...

It is about time! Will this address the issue of too many people living in one house with numerous vehicles parking in the streets?

January 18, 2008 at 5:24 PM 
Anonymous jrpucla said...

Why does this feel like a cave in? Although I realize with legal wranglings this is probably the best solution. One of the oppositions main arguments was that the landlords were not law officers so why should they be responsible for verification.

I just wish the government would take as much time reviewing my rights and applying them as they seem to do the illegals. I have to have a toilet that flushes only so much water and in a few years I will only be able to have certain types of light bulbs in my own house. Yet being here illegaly is something they don't seem willing to tackle.

January 19, 2008 at 5:57 AM 
Blogger Cora Beth said...

Hey Tim! I am so excited to be able to come to a City Council meeting tonight! You guys are doing a great job standing up for what is right!

January 22, 2008 at 8:37 AM 
Blogger Tim Scott, City Council, Place 1 said...

Thanks Cora Beth!

Tim

January 22, 2008 at 4:11 PM 
Blogger tammyswofford said...

Tim,
Thank you for bringing the gift of governance to benefit the legal citizens of your city. I appreciate your endurance for the task.

Best Regards,

Tammy

January 23, 2008 at 8:38 AM 
Blogger Major Clay said...

Thanks Tim

I really enjoyed seeing everybody at the counsel meeting!!
Having Professor Kovac their was impressive too.
Thanks

Clay

January 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM 

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