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.
A federal appeals court in Santa Monica, CA recently upheld the city’s ordinance that holds companies like Airbnb accountable when it lists vacation rentals that aren’t licensed by the city.
Bill 85 has similar provisions that make Airbnb and other platforms take responsibility for the illegal listings on its platform.
The other vacation rental bill scheduled for hearing is Bill 89, the Mayor’s omnibus bill. We support the enforcement provisions included in the proposed drafts of Bill 89.
SUBMIT TESTIMONY BEFORE TUE. April 16, to support BILL 85 using our email form below: