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A U.S. Conference of Mayors session highlighted the benefits of youth councils. Honolulu doesn’t have one.
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: House Speaker Scott Saiki’s anti-moonlighting bill would apply to the governor as well as Hawaii’s mayors.
All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.
The proposal could take unhosted vacation units off the market and allow homeowners to operate bed-and-breakfasts.
The bill would make it easier for residents to rent out part of their homes but limit the number of properties listed by absentee owners.
Two measures from Kirk Caldwell targeting homeless people in public places receive initial approval.
New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.
At a budget preview Friday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell acknowledged the city will have to cover more of the project’s cost.
Dick Grimm, who worked at three local stations, would be the mayor’s sixth appointment to the seven-member board.