VACATION RENTALS

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IMPORTANT CITY COUNCIL MEETING REGARDING VACATION RENTALS ON OAHU

COMMITTEE MEETING ROOM HONOLULU HALE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019
10:30 A.M.

Please see BELOW meeting agenda on critical City Council bills (especially Bill 89) that would allow over 4,000 more vacation rentals in residential and condo areas. Please take the time to send in testimony or attend the hearing on Tuesday.  Many residents want no new vacation rental permits until rules are adopted to improve and ensure that current vacation rental prohibitions are enforced. If you are concerned about more vacation rentals now is the time to speak up. Sending in testimony is simple, below for the procedure. The best way to make an impact is to attend the hearing.  Note: Bills 90 and 91 are good.
SPEAKER REGISTRATION
Persons wishing to testify are requested to register by 10:30 a.m. as follows:
a. On-Line at http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html;
b. By faxing to 768-3827 your name, phone number and the agenda item;
c. By filling out a registration form in person; or
d. By calling 768-3801.
Persons who have not registered to testify will be given an opportunity to speak on an
item following oral testimonies of the registered speakers.
Each speaker is limited to a one-minute presentation.
WRITTEN TESTIMONY
Written testimony may be faxed to 768-3827 or transmitted via the internet at
http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html for distribution at the meeting.
If submitted, written testimonies, including the testifier’s address, e-mail address and
phone number, may be posted by the City Clerk and available to the public on the City’s
DocuShare Website.

FOR ACTION
1. BILL 85 (2018) – RELATING TO VACATION RENTALS. Amending the Land Use Ordinance to further regulate vacation rentals. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18)
2. BILL 86 (2018) – RELATING TO CERTAIN VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS. Amending the Land Use Ordinance’s regulation of transient vacation units and bed and breakfast homes. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18)
3. BILL 87 (2018) – RELATING TO CERTAIN VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS. Amending the Land Use Ordinance relating to transient vacation units and bed and breakfast homes. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18)
4. BILL 88 (2018) – RELATING TO SHORT-TERM RENTAL ACCOMMODATIONS. Amending the Land Use Ordinance to further address the regulation of bed and breakfast homes and transient vacation units. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18)
5. BILL 89 (2018) – LUO AMENDMENT RELATING TO SHORT-TERM RENTALS. Amending the Land Use Ordinance to regulate short-term rentals and protect residential neighborhoods from impacts of illegal transient vacation rentals. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18) (Transmitted by Communication MM-152 [2018]) (Current deadline for Council action 6/6/19)
6. BILL 90 (2018) – RELATING TO SHORT-TERM RENTALS. Requiring disclosure of whether short-term rentals are allowed on a property being sold. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18) (Transmitted by Communication D-749 [2018])
7. BILL 91 (2018) – RELATING TO COUNTY INSPECTIONS. Establishing the offense of knowingly making a false statement to a City official as a misdemeanor. (Bill passed first reading 12/5/18) (Transmitted by Communication D-749 [2018])

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WE NEED YOUR KOKUA TO HELP PROTECT OUR GREAT WINDWARD QUALITY OF LIFE.

WE NEED YOUR KOKUA TO HELP PROTECT OUR GREAT WINDWARD QUALITY OF LIFE.

Please contribute to making a difference in YOUR Community.

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*        Aviation noise and pollution abatement

*        Sewage plant noise and pollution abatement

*        Outreach and support of public officials that work to
help resolve our common concerns
We are facing even more challenges for our community such as:

  • The location and fuel to be used in the  proposed Windward power plant
  • Increasing pollution of our beaches and freshwater streams
  • Traffic and road repair issues

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LATEST WINDWARD COALITION NEWSLETTER

LATEST WINDWARD COALITION NEWSLETTER

Click  to see our latest Newsletter featuring

  • Changes at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii
  • Beached boat blocking access to Kaneohe Bay
  • Delays in road repaving in Kaneohe
  • Contact info for neighborhood issues

Property Tax Break Deadline October 1

Property tax credit for certain homeowners deadline is October 1, 2018.  Qualified applicants can receive a credit equal to amount  of taxes owed that exceeds 3% of owners combined gross income.

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  • Homeowner(s) must own only one property
  • Combined income of all titleholders less than $60,000
  • Have an existing home exemption.
  • Application deadline   October 1;  Can apply at any of the following: Satellite City Halls, Treasury Division Honolulu Hale (530 South King Street), Tax Relief Section (715 South King St Room 505) or online at treasury division link 
  • more info call 768-3205
RIMPAC and other info from MCBH

RIMPAC and other info from MCBH

F16
 MCAS Kaneohe Bay hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – Midnight; Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Sun. and holidays) *Aircraft maintenance will occur 24/7, as required to maintain aircraft safety.
 Ulupau Crater Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
 Pu’uloa Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Marine Corps Training Area Bellows: Quiet hours: Monday – Friday: 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.; Sat., Sun. and holidays: 10
p.m.-9 a.m.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) is hosting foreign military members participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) through August. The local community may see and hear increased military activity surrounding the
base. Additionally, there will be periods of 24-hour airfield operations and maintenance may occur overnight to support the exercise.
RIMPAC Bellows Beach Closures: 20-23 July and 27-30 July
 The next Marine Corps Base Hawaii race will be the Runway Run 5K on July 4. This event is open to the community, but you must register early for base access. For more information on Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)
programs, on-base business and job opportunities, and special events go to http://www.mccshawaii.com.
    To express concerns about noise, base operations, including flight operations and base personnel, please call our hotline phone number at 257-8832. http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Offices-Staff/Communication-Strategy-
Operations/Noise-Concerns/

Visiting F16s at MCBH

F16MARINE CORPS AIR STATION AND TRAINING AREAS
 MCAS Kaneohe Bay hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – Midnight; Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
 Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Sun. and holidays) *Aircraft maintenance will occur 24/7, as required to maintain aircraft
safety.
 Ulupau Crater Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
 Pu’uloa Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Marine Corps Training Area Bellows: Quiet hours: Monday – Friday: 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.; Sat., Sun. and holidays: 10 p.m.-9 a.m.
CURRENT EVENTS
 Marine Corps Base Hawaii environmental department worked with the Pacific Rim Conservation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service to relocate the Red-footed Booby seabirds to areas that would be better for them to live. Decoys and speakers were
placed in trees away from the firing area so that U.S. Marines will be able to train, produce readiness, and minimize impact to
this federally protected bird. For more information go to https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4244815/bullets-and-boobiesenvironmental-
set-up-booby-bird-decoys-k-bay-range
 MCCS hosted a free concert to recognize National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day on March 29. For a quick look at the event and
other activities aboard the base, visit the Marine Corps Base Hawaii official website and check out The Aloha Minute
http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/
 Arizona Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets are visiting MCAS Kaneohe Bay to participate in Exercise Sentry Aloha. They are
scheduled to be here until April 20.
 Aikahi Elementary School to host a military appreciation event on April 06. Marines from the base are scheduled to support
with a ceremonial band and color guard.
COMMUNITY REMINDERS
 Marine Corps Base Hawaii race series has two events this month: Keiki Koa Kai Sprint Triathlon, April 28; and Koa Kai Sport
Triathlon, April 29. Information about Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) programs, onbase
business and job opportunities, and special events is available at: http://www.mccshawaii.com.
 Learn more about current events at MCBH by viewing our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/MarineCorpsBaseHawaii.
 To express concerns about noise, base operations, including flight operations and base personnel, please call our hotline
phone number, 257-8832, or send a message from:
http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Staff/Communication-Strategy-Operations/Noise-Concerns/.
 For additional information about community event support, contact the MCBH Community Relations Office at 257-8876, or
send an e-mail message to: kbaz_commstrat@usmc.mil.
 The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific website provides a wide array of information and links to other sites of interest, at
http://www.marforpac.marines.mil/ MarForPac, the senior Marine Corps command in the Pacific region, includes more than
74,000 Marines serving at 12 bases and stations in Hawaii, California, Arizona & Japan, and deployed aboard Navy ships to
worldwide locations.