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Honolulu City Council panel OKs 2 proposals to crack down on illegal vacation rentals

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Mary Lavoie, left, joins local vacation rental advocates and small business owners at a news conference on Thursday to oppose Council Zoning Chairman Ron Menor’s proposals to ban vacation rentals.

A bill allowing about 1,715 newly permitted hosted vacation rentals on Oahu but no new whole-home transient vacation units won 4-0 approval Friday from the City Council Zoning, Planning and Housing Committee, setting up the measure for a final thumbs-up from the full Council in the coming weeks. Read more

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