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Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) Public Hearing on Short-term Rental Administrative Rules: April 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Register to testify by April 5 (See details below) The DPP has proposed administrative rules to implement ordinances 18-19 of the Honolulu Land Use Ordinances that govern short-term rentals. The rules primarily focus on the process for granting B&B permits … Continue reading
At a recent Oahu Vacation Rental group meeting, illegal vacation rental owners and Realtors were distraught and angered when their attorney told them the bad news that their sham 30-day vacation rental model was illegal if they charged a daily … Continue reading
In our opinion, the recent lawsuit filed by the Hawaii Vacation Rental Owners Association (HVROA) vs. the City & County of Honolulu is frivolous and has no merit. It appears to us the purpose of the lawsuit is a desperate attempt … Continue reading
On Jun 25, 2019, Governor Ige signed Act 114 that makes all false statements in written, printed, electronic, or oral form, to a state investigator or a county inspector during an investigation into compliance with any state law, rule, or … Continue reading
Bill 89 was signed by Mayor Caldwell (Passed by the City Council 9-0) on June 25th. We believe it will make a significant impact on the enforcement actions of the City against illegal vacation rentals. The majority of the enforcement … Continue reading
Here is how some shady Realtors and illegal vacation rental owners are trying to scam the City Officials and avoid violations with fake 30-lease contracts. The following is the “fine-print” found in some unscrupulous Oahu Real Estate Firms’ lease agreements: … Continue reading
Aloha Neighbors; We need a strong showing of residents who want to keep Kailua a residential community. These bills will set the future of our residential, agriculture and apartment zoned neighborhoods. This is crunch time. We must all step up to … Continue reading
CRITICAL PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING September 5, 2018 – 1:30 pm Mission Memorial Building – 550 South King Street The Honolulu Planning Commission will hear resolutions RES. 17-052 CD1, RES. 17-163, RES. 17-164, RES. 17-301, and Mayor Caldwell/Department. of Planning & … Continue reading
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