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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM The city won’t let Matt Brown, pictured at home in Waialua with one of his Aloha Buggies, register the vehicles. That is preventing him from opening his business. “We have spent our life savings, are in a situation where we can’t pay rent … all because no one seems to care or want to take accountability,” Brown said in an email.
COURTESY ALOHA BUGGIES Hawaii state law doesn’t allow gas-powered low-speed vehicles, like this one owned by Aloha Buggies, on public streets. Company owners Matt and Heather Brown initially intended to rent the vehicles for off-roading use but realized that might upset residents.