Meeting Time: July 01, 2021 at 9:00am HST

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    Hello,
    I am in agreement that tourism needs to be well managed and capped so as to not overrun the island as is happening in Venice, Italy and other places. The island needs to be supportive of the needs of the community first and foremost over the needs of tourists. That said, it is also important for the locals who work in this industry to remain employed and tourist oriented stores to be supported. My proposal is that even more important than limiting the number of residences that can be used for vacation renting, is that no more hotels or time shares be built. That will do more to limit over-tourism than limiting individual residences. It is not reasonable or fair to attempt to limit individual owners who want to rent out their homes to vacationers while increasing the hotels and timeshares.
    Aloha,
    Uma Silbey

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    There’s a way that we all can work together on this. Short term rental is not the problem. There’s a place in all vacation destinations to co-exist. I understand the argument regarding population density and ancestral positions. However, the Ritz Carlton, Four seasons and all the other hotel players are exempt. If you look around Maui lately, it’s been hotel growing on the island, not short term rentals. Let’s talk about a fund that we all chip onto and provide more sustainable housing for the local population. I’ve lived on Oahu and now part time in Maui. We can make this work for all. Thank you.

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    We own a short-term vacation rental in Ka'anapali. Our resort is zoned for such use. As by Hawaii State Law, we are managed by a local management company that umbrellas our maid service and maintenance company. There are quite a few local employees that staff that company, and we work hard to continue 85% occupancy, which helps staff the resort employees and that infrastructure too. We pay property taxes, and GET/TAT Taxes. Our guests contribute to the local economy by scheduling activities, shopping at stores, grocery stores, restaurants, and car rental agencies. Hawaii is a tourism-based economy, and our participation and that of our guests contribute heavily to keeping that economy strong. Our condo was left vacant for 11+ months due to COVID-19, and we encountered incredible losses that we will never recoup. We urge the committee to consider those of us doing business properly, contributing significantly, and following all of the rules and mandates to be able to continue.

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    Aloha,
    My husband and I love Maui and have been visiting since 20 Years now. Since 10 Years we own a Condo and are very fortunate to be able to visit and stay in our place 2-3 month a Year. Since everything is costly on the Island, we are renting it in between when not there to get us some money back on the Investment. I believe that most people treat Maui with Respect and bring Jobs, and support Business Owners including Restaurants. Therefore just adding more money visiting the Island is not the Solution. There are a lot of vacation places in the USA which put up with Tourists, believe this Year it is just extreme because Nobody was able to Travel last Year during the Pandemic, not even locally.
    Please reconsider this carefully, or Maui will get a bad reputation hating Visitors and Guests. Consider how much income Tourists bring to the Island please. We love Maui the people and the Tradition is very special!
    Mahalo

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    Aloha
    My name is Kohl Naehu
    I reside on Molokai/ Maui county
    I am a ancestral descendent from the islands of Molokai and Maui and also a owner/ self manager of 2 shot term vacation rentals in a hotel zoned and condominium resort zoned complexes.
    I feel condominium resort and hotel zoned short term vacation rentals should be allowed due to onsite maintenance and local staff that is consistently on premises to better assist and inform vacationers to better insure their safety and to have a higher chance of having repeat renters,
    I know this having to rescue drowning tourist 3-4 times a year when residential short term vacation rentals were allowed, due to investors just number crunching investment properties with no care and knowledge of local AOR ( area of reference) and no concern of the persons renting. So I say zero cap on anything other than hotel zoned and condominium resort zoned properties.
    On Molokai the zero cap on other than these two I mention has been working out perfectly and smooth as possible transitions between renters.

    PS: all land in Hawaii is under allodial title.
    Allodial title definition: always and forever under no lord
    No treaty of annexation between Hawaiian kingdom and the United States of America exist.
    Everyone occupying Hawaii needs to do diligence and research law.
    Mahalo

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    Please keep current short term rentals but do not allow more. The island cannot sustain more traffic and development without ruining its beauty

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    capping short term rentals will not alleviate traffic problems and housing issues here on Maui. The roads are congested with people going to and from work, you know those jobs that tourism provides! If Maui County focused on infrastructure (like roads and hospitals here on the West side, instead of limiting how someone uses their home, Maui would be better off, lay off the "little guy" and focus on how many new hotels and time shares you're issuing permits to. Focus on the tax dollars you're not getting from people that rent out every room in their house long term and don't pay those income or sales taxes on, and there are many many many of those -

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    Maui does not need short term rentals, we have lots of hotel rooms and condos for rent already. We need housing for our local people so they can stay here.

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    Guest User almost 3 years ago

    NO short term rentals in residential neighborhoods! We have plenty hotel!!!! Enough already, we residents struggle to find affordable housing, this is one of the major contributors to our plight!