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Lakeway Updates Home Business Ordinance, Day Care Owners Still Sue

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The Lakeway City Council voted Monday night to clarify and streamline the city’s home business ordinance. Bianca King, who runs an in-home daycare in the city, said the change alone wasn’t enough to drop her lawsuit that the ordinance was unduly restrictive.

King sued the city in March after he was denied permission to continue a small day care business at his home. At the time, King’s attorney argued that Lakeway’s Home Business Ordinance was unreasonably strict, violating the state constitution. .

King is a single mother who has worked in education and provides childcare for several local families. After being laid off early in the pandemic, she opened her daycare, which is now her main source of income. King registered her business as a babysitter her service with the Texas Board of Health and Human Services in January 2021 and is allowed to watch over her children up to four in addition to her own. I’m here.

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With the new ordinance, the city has simplified the requirements to 10 and added a section specifically addressing home day care.

Many of the requirements remain the same, such as home businesses being unable to alter the habitability of the premises and the use of the building as a business secondary to residential use.