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How the Latest Vacation Rental Proposal Could Affect Waikīkī

Flickr / Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ
Flickr / Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ

A new proposal to try manage vacation rentals on O‘ahu got its first airing.

The Honolulu Planning Commission held its first public hearing yesterday on the administration bill. It lasted five hours and drew approximately 350 participants. The proposal expands the resort district in Waikīkī
to include the mauka side of Kūhiō Avenue and the area realtors call the "Gold Coast." It also expands the resort areas at Kuilima, Ko Olina and Mākaha.

Rick Egged, executive director of the Waikiki Improvement Association, was the first to testify on the issue. He shares his view on the latest development on regulating short-term vacation rentals.

Click the "Listen" button to hear this interview from The Conversation on Sept. 2, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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