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A U.S. Conference of Mayors session highlighted the benefits of youth councils. Honolulu doesn’t have one.
The criticism highlights a longstanding perception problem Hawaii has in attracting conferences and conventions.
But the full effect of Oahu’s new law severely limiting Airbnb-type rentals and imposing stiff fines on violators won’t start until late 2020.
The Honolulu mayor said he intends to put the famed “Stairway to Heaven” under control of the parks department and look at private proposals to manage access for hikers.
UPDATED: Under the measure expected to be signed by the mayor, property owners who rent out entire houses outside of resort zones could face major fines.
It’s the first time in more than 50 years Honolulu has hosted the national gathering.
Each of the nine council districts will receive an equal share of the money to fund projects in their own communities.