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Caldwell Calls for Legalization and Regulation of Transient Accomodations

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Jay Parasco
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The failure of counties to enforce zoning codes has added to the state's housing crisis with a staggering number of runaway illegal vacation rentals. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is proposing to try and fix that broken picture by legalizing Bed and Breakfasts, with operators paying higher taxes and penalties for violations.

The Conversation's Catherine Cruz talks with Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice's Policy Analyst Madison DeLuca about the group's growing concern over the state's lack of affordable housing inventory being lost to vacation rentals.

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