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Testimony needed: SUPPORT Bill 85 CD2 FD1 and Bill 89 CD2 FD1

Honolulu City Council has their final hearing of some key vacation rentals bills this Wednesday, May 8 at 10am. Vacation rentals take away what little affordable housing is left in Hawaii, renting it out short-term to tourists instead. The only way to stop this is through strong enforcement against illegal vacation rentals. We strongly support […]

Tell Gov. Ige to VETO SB1292 HD3

After we successfully pushed the Senate to oppose SB1292 HD3 (Airbnb’s bad bill) on Friday, they revived the bill yesterday and passed it. Now we need to urge Governor Ige to VETO this BAD BILL that would legitimize illegal vacation rentals, which are taking away what little affordable housing is left in Hawaii. Contact Gov. […]

Thank the Senators who voted NO on SB 1292!

GREAT NEWS! SB 1292 HD 3 failed to pass final reading yesterday! This BAD BILL, if passed, would legitimize illegal vacation rentals, which are taking away what little affordable housing is left in Hawaii. Here’s the list of the senators who voted NO: Stanley Chang Kurt Fevella Breene Harimoto Les Ihara Jr. Kaiali’i Kahele Jarrett […]

TONIGHT: Final vote on SB1292, Airbnb’s bad bill

Bad news: yesterday, the State Senate voted yes on SB1292 HD3. This is a BAD BILL that would legitimize illegal vacation rentals, which are taking away what little affordable housing is left in Hawaii. The Senate is taking a final vote on SB1292 HD3 TODAY (Fri. 4/26). Please do the following by 4pm TODAY: Call […]

Submit Testimony to Support Bill 85!

Bill 85 and Bill 89 both moved forward and will be heard by the Planning Committee on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30am, Committee Meeting Room. We strongly support Bill 85 because we need strong enforcement of vacation rentals before we can permit more so that we can preserve what little affordable housing is left in […]

Submit testimony to support Bill 85 re: vacation rentals

Honolulu City Council will hear two vacation rental bills on their regular meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 am at the City Council Chamber. We strongly support Bill 85 because we need strong enforcement of vacation rentals before we can permit more so that we can preserve what little affordable housing is left in Hawaii. […]

Testimony needed: Support SB 301 SD1 (REITs taxation bill)

SUBMIT TESTIMONY ASAP to SUPPORT SB 301 SD1 (REITs taxation bill). REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) do a significant amount of business in Hawaii: REITs own approximately $17 billion worth of Hawaii real estate and earn about $1 billion in profits every year. Because of a loophole in state income tax law, Hawaii loses an […]

Testimony needed: Oppose SB 666 SD2 (Airport Corporation bill) with amendments

SUBMIT TESTIMONY ASAP to OPPOSE SB 666 SD2 (Airports Corporation bill) with amendments. We are concerned about how establishing an Airports Corporation would impact the future of people working at the airports. However, with the right language, SB 666 can be a means to protect working people throughout the airport system, help their jobs become […]