July 11 – Land Use – L7
Short-Term Rentals: Are They Giving You Sleepless Nights?
Short term rentals (STR) have had great impacts, some good and some bad, on communities and individuals. Learn about the challenges that come with regulating STRs from the example of Austin, Texas, which has been one of several “ground zero” cities coping with STRs and how its regulations have evolved over time. Our guest will be Trish Link, an attorney with the City of Austin’s Law Department, Land Use-Real Estate Division (B.A. Louisiana State University; J.D. Texas Tech University). Email our co-moderator, Dwight Merriam, with your questions and what you would like to see covered, and we will do our best to address them (email will be given when registered).
Speakers: Trish Link, Dwight H. Merriam and Daniel R. Mandelker
Trish Link is an attorney with the City of Austin’s Law Department, Land Use-Real Estate Division. Trish received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and received her law degree from Texas Tech University. She started with the City of Austin Law Department in 2005 as a municipal court prosecutor and since that time has worked in the Litigation, Land Use-Real Estate, and General Counsel divisions. She advises the Austin Code Department, Austin's Fair Housing Office, and several other City departments.
Dwight H. Merriam founded Robinson & Cole’s Land Use Group in 1978. He represents land owners, developers, governments and individuals in land use matters. Dwight is a Fellow and Past President and of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a former Director of the American Planning Association, a former chair of APA’s Planning and Law Division, and a former chair of the American Bar Association’s national Section of State and Local Government Law. He teaches land use law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at the Quinnipiac University Law School and has published over 200 articles and nine books and including Inclusionary Zoning Moves Downtown, The Takings Issue, The Complete Guide to Zoning, and Eminent Domain Use and Abuse: Kelo in Context. He is the co-editor of Rathkopf’s The Law of Zoning and Planning and a co-author of the leading casebook in the field, Planning and Control of Land Development.
Daniel R. Mandelker, Stamper Professor of Law, Washington University in Saint Louis, is a leading scholar and teacher in land use law, environmental law, and state and local government law. He was the principal consultant and contributor to the American Planning Association’s model planning and zoning legislation project. He was also the principal consultant to a joint American Bar Association committee that prepared a model law for land use procedures that was adopted by the ABA House of Delegates. He recently published a handbook on free speech law for on premise signs, a coauthored fourth edition of his APA report on Street Graphics and the Law, and a coauthored new edition of his law school casebook in State and Local Government. Additionally, he received the ABA’s State and Local Government Section Daniel J. Curtin Lifetime Achievement Award.