HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council has advanced two bills aimed at providing regulations on short-term vacation rentals on Oahu.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on Friday that Bill 85 and Bill 89 now will go back to the Council Planning Committee on Tuesday as interim Council Chairwoman Ann Kobayashi proposes a new draft of Bill 89.
Bill 85 calls for no new vacation rentals to be permitted but allows a neighbour to seek legal action against a bed-and-breakfast or transient vacation unit operator who is violating city laws.
Bill 89 would allow up to 4,000 bed-and-breakfast operations — those run by owner-occupants — but no new whole home vacation rentals where there is no owner-occupant present.
Kobayashi’s proposal would allow for some whole-home vacation rentals, so long as the operators can prove they live in another Oahu residence they own.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com
The Associated Press