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Toughen rules for Oahu B&Bs


    Mayor Kirk Caldwell greets members of the audience prior to the delivery of his sixth State of the City address at the Neal Blaisdell Center, April 3. Caldwell pitched a plan that makes room for more legal B&Bs and TVUs, but only if operators are also the property owners, abide by tougher guidelines, and pay higher property taxes.

The city cannot afford to let another decade pass without striking a viable balance between collecting taxes owed and deterring the rocketing rise of illegal vacation rentals. Read more

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