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Hotel-to-condo conversion measure put on hold

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2014

~~<p>Despite receiving more than 5,600 signed petitions favoring Bill 16, a Honolulu City Council committee Tuesday deferred the measure, which establishes permitting and notification requirements for hotel owners that want to convert rooms into condominiums or time shares.</p>
<p>The bill, which was introduced by Council members Ron Menor, Joey Mana&shy;han and Stanley Chang, easily passed first reading March 12 with a vote of 9-0. The measure seeks to preserve hotel jobs by requiring property owners to obtain a permit if they plan to convert 20 percent or more of their hotel rooms. It also requires notifying employees, who would have to be retained for 90 days, and in the case of layoffs, be put on a preferential rehire list.</p>
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Despite receiving more than 5,600 signed petitions favoring Bill 16, a Honolulu City Council committee Tuesday deferred the measure, which establishes permitting and notification requirements for hotel owners that want to convert rooms into condominiums or time shares.

The bill, which was introduced by Council members Ron Menor, Joey Mana­han and Stanley Chang, easily passed first reading March 12 with a vote of 9-0. The measure seeks to preserve hotel jobs by requiring property owners to obtain a permit if they plan to convert 20 percent or more of their hotel rooms. It also requires notifying employees, who would have to be retained for 90 days, and in the case of layoffs, be put on a preferential rehire list. Login for more...



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