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 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 Monday, April 22, to support BILL 85 using our email form below:
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