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Workforce Housing Task Force

The purpose of the workforce housing task force is to assist the City Council in developing a comprehensive housing policy aimed at addressing the housing challenges facing working families in San Marcos.  The second meeting of the task force is scheduled for December 13th from 12:00 - 2:00 at The Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Dr.  You can find out more information including all meeting materials and resources by visiting: www.sanmarcostx.gov/workforcehousing

Take our Housing Survey! 

The City of San Marcos wants to understand the decisions people make when choosing where to live and work. Your answers to the survey will inform important decisions about housing and land use in the city. Be a part of charting our future. This survey will help the City better accommodate the types of housing residents and workers want and need.
The survey is located at: www.research.net/r/SanMarcosHousingSurvey
                     En Español: http://www.research.net/r/SanMarcosHousingSurveySP
You can take the survey on your smart phone, iPad/tablet or computer or reply to this email to request a paper copy.
If you complete the survey by January 31, 2019, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. Thank you for participating! Please tell your friends, family and coworkers about the survey.


Five CDBG-DR Homes Complete

The Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG - DR) will be completing construction and moving families back into five new homes this December / January.  All five houses have been elevated to mitigate future floods. In addition to the housing projects five infrastructure projects are approaching design completion. You can visit www.smtxfloodrecovery.com to learn more.


My Historic SMTX

The City of San Marcos is conducting a historic resources survey in efforts to identify and document historic-age resources (50 years of age and older) and  develop recommendations to help the City make decisions about historic resources for future planning and development initiatives.The field survey of Phase 1 of My Historic SMTX began on November 12 and is wrapping up. The consultants have surveyed priority areas, those areas most pressured by development. The first draft of the Historic Resources Survey Report which will contain recommendations on Phase 1 is scheduled to be presented to the City by the consultants in early January. Field surveys of Phase 2 will begin in February 2019 following a community meeting. For more information, please visit www.sanmarcostx.gov/myhistoricsmtx


Short Term Rental Rules

San Marcos's Short Term Rental Ordinance provides permanent residents the ability to rent out their homes through STR websites, such as Airbnb. The ordinance requires that operators register with the City and pay Hotel Occupancy Taxes, which are used to fund tourism and arts projects, such as the recently installed mermaid statues. The City has recently contracted with Host Compliance which tracks the number and location of STRs in San Marcos. We have used this service to identify properties and notify STR operators that they must register to be compliant with City regulations. There are currently 27 registered STRs in San Marcos. For more information about STRs, visit sanmarcostx.gov/str.

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