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Hawaii’s Housing Experts Claim: “Airbnb is distorting the truth to promote its financial interests”.

Star-Advertiser Editorial – Island Voices By Reverend Bob Nakata of the Faith Action for Community Equity, Victor Geminiani of Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, and Rene Berthiaume of Hawaiihousing.org February 12, 2017 Airbnb is a $30 billion … Continue reading

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Airbnb’s Dirty Tricks (nothing new)!

My Vacation Rental Work-Group Bill Was Gutted and Replaced – Ouch! March 23, 2017 By Senator Laura Thielen The Airbnb and vacation rental bill is becoming one of the “down to the wire” bills that will be decided in the … Continue reading

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Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting issues $300,000+ fine

City seeks crackdown on illegal vacation rentals Thursday, June 9th 2016, 6:30 pm HSTFriday, June 10th 2016, 2:04 pm HST By Rick Daysog, Reporter KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) –Over the past five years, the city has issued more than $300,000 in … Continue reading

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DPP – No Loopholes for Illegal Short-Term Rentals!

George Atta, Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) issued a Declaratory Ruling that officially debunks the myth that illegal vacation rentals and B&B hotels can operate legally due to loopholes. Many illegal vacation rental owners, property managers and … Continue reading

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Poll Results: 73% say No Vacation Rentals in Residential Zoning

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Neighbors Prevail!

The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee wisely rejected the two resolutions (15-72 & 15-86) that would have made visitor lodging businesses “conforming” in residential zoning. It’s clear these lodging businesses are harming our residential neighborhoods by reducing our local … Continue reading

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Anderson Waters-Down B&B Definition!

Ikaika Anderson wants the definition of B&B’s modified so more illegal vacation rentals (TVU’s) will qualify for his proposed B&B permitting scheme. Anderson and the illegal vacation rental operators understand the label “Bed and Breakfast” has a warm and fuzzy … Continue reading

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Please Stop Anderson’s Zoning Committee B&B Hotel and Vacation Rental Expansion!

Zoning Committee Hearing on Thursday June 18th 9AM Honolulu Hale: Committee Meeting Room Please Oppose Resolutions 15-72 and 15-86 Ikaika Anderson is proposing approximately 1375 B&B Hotel Rooms in Kailua and an unspecified number of stand-alone vacation rentals in “residential zoning”. Tourism sprawl is … Continue reading

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We Love the “I Love Kailua” Town Party!

Lots of “love” at the Keep it Kailua booth today! We were ecstatic to see the overwhelming number of Kailua residents who support our efforts and are “outraged” over the City Council proposals to permit additional B&B hotels and vacation … Continue reading

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Why Ikaika?

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