On Wednesday, September 29, the planning commission voted 6-1 to advance the bill to the Honolulu City Council. The commission recommended splitting the bill into rules for residential zones and rules for resort zones and move forward with rules for residential zones. However, the details of the specific recommendations were unclear.
The final version of the bill as advanced has not yet been published, once available we will link it here.
When formally introduced to the City Council (the first reading is likely not to take place until November), there will be multiple hearings with the full council and in council committees that will allow for public comment. HBR’s City Affairs Committee is continuing to monitor and work on this matter. We will continue to keep our members updated on this and you can also stay up to date with the City’s Short-Term Rental webpage.