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Editorial: City Council must, at long last, take needed action on unlawful vacation rentals

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2017

    Hotel use among visitors has dropped more than 2% year to date, while stays in rental houses rose nearly 8% and stays in private rooms and shared rooms in private homes are up by double-digits. In Waikiki alone there are 3,500 vacation rental units — that’s as big as Hawaii’s largest hotel complex the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

It’s finally come down to the wire, and residents will see on Monday whether the City Council will summon the courage to vote for placing some serious and necessary constraints on Oahu’s uncontrolled short-term rental market, even in the midst of howls of protest. Read more

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