After extensive analysis and consulting with the residential communities and civic leaders, the City Administration and the Department of Planning and Permitting have introduced a very comprehensive and well-written Illegal Vacation Rental Enforcement Bill that we support as written.
Illegal vacation rentals have plagued Oahu for many years. These illegal businesses reduce our residential housing supply and negatively alters the social fabric of our neighborhoods and our residential communities. In recent years tourism numbers have exploded to over 10 million per year, but no new hotels were built. A significant number of tourists are now staying in illegal vacation rentals and are overwhelming our beaches, parks, trails, and roads to a point that is harming residents’ quality of life.
The proposed bill as written will help bring balance back to Oahu!
Please support the DPP’s draft bill by submitting supportive testimony to the Planning Commission by 1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 2) Fax: 768-6743, or 3) Mail: Planning Commission, 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, and must be received by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
And attending in person at Mission Memorial Auditorium, Mission MemorialBuilding, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, HawaiiDATE: Wednesday, September 1, 2021TIME: 11:30 a.m.
or via a computer: (Please mute your devices except to testify) at:
Number: 123 096 9887Meeting Password: dpp11Final_MEMO_from_DPP_to_PC_Directors_Report_STR_Aug_13_2021