Although the Mayor vetoed bill 60, the visitor accommodation building moratorium bill that was approved by our council, there is another one underway. This one will be heard at the planning commission on September 28th.
This proposal includes creating a committee that is going to do a temporary inva(TIG) on tourism management. Council member Fernandez Rawlins has said that she plans to work with the hotels on this committee, and we will be reminding them that vacation rentals are a legitimate part of the visitor accommodation industry in Hawaii and need to be included.
We will be updating on this proposal.