Advocacy Updates

Short-Term Rental Update - September 2, 2021

Thank you to all our members who completed the survey on the proposed short-term rental proposed amended ordinance; your feedback was invaluable. HBR, with our City Affairs Committee, submitted testimony to the planning commission highlighting the major concerns, including:

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Short-Term Rental Update

Department of Planning and Permitting has proposed a draft bill with amendments to the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, and the Planning Commission will review the draft bill on September 1st, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. The Planning Commission review is the first step in this process; after the commission’s review and recommendations, DPP will provide the proposed draft bill to the City Council to be formally introduced. Once formally introduced, the bill will then have three full Council hearings and two Council Committee hearings at a minimum — all of which will allow for public input.

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Real Property Tax Update

Honolulu City Council has passed resolution 21-62 setting the Real Property Tax rates for FY 2021-2022.

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DPP suspends start of STR Program

On April 22, the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting announced that it would suspend the start of the short-term rental registration program (STR program includes Bed & Breakfast and Transit Vacation Rentals). DPP cites the program’s suspension is due to concerns over Ordinance 19-18 raised at a recent DPP public hearing.

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