Entries by prodelas

Tell Hawaii County Council to hold Airbnb accountable

After we opposed Bill 108 Draft 3 at Hawaii County Council’s Committee on Planning hearing on July 10, the committee agreed to postpone decision making. At their meeting on Tuesday, July 24 at 3:00p at West Hawai’i Civic Center, they will be discussing Bill 108 Draft 3 again. Submit testimony urging the Committee on Planning […]

Big Island residents: OPPOSE Bill 108 to protect affordable housing

Hawaii County Council’s Committee on Planning will be hearing Bill 108 Draft 3 on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30am at Hawai’i County Building (25 Aupuni St. Hilo, HI). Bill 108 Draft 3 is a bad bill that needs to be opposed to protect our affordable housing from being turned into vacation rentals (aka short-term rentals, […]

One Job Should Be Enough

One job should be enough. Enough to live in Hawai’i, to keep up with the cost of living. Enough to raise our families. Enough for us to retire with dignity. Hawaii’s #1 industry is tourism, and the industry is experiencing record high visitor arrivals and spending, hotel sales, and room rates. The hotel industry profits […]

Tell legislators: don’t let Airbnb off the hook!

AiKea and other affordable housing advocates support HB2605 HD2 SD2 because it holds illegal vacation rental operators more accountable. Vacation rentals are taking away what little affordable housing is left in Hawai’i. HB2605 HD2 SD2 is currently in the House-Senate Conference Committee. Tell them to SUPPORT HB2605 HD2 SD2 and move it forward. Please take a […]