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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 law has changed in recent years, and so has the process. Be prepared.
A nonprofit would oversee building the free, fenced-in site featuring zip lines, fountains, a snack concession and a police office.
The number of expiring licenses increased from about 2,000 per month in the summer of 2017 to 12,000 per month this summer.
The courts or the Legislature need to quickly fix the wording of the proposed ballot measure so we know what we’re voting on, or try it again next year.
All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.
This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.
The Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association helped Councilman Ernie Martin craft a bill to give military homeowners a $120,000 exemption.
Councilman Ikaika Anderson pulls back his proposals to shake up how the city selects police and fire chiefs and commissions.
Burning more discards could save money as recycling gets more expensive, but environmentalists say it’s the cost of caring for the planet.
Sorting and selling recyclables hauled away in blue bins no longer makes economic sense, the audit found.