I have two tall order wishes regarding this new development.
One, I wish to ask the group members to post in comments the impact that this bill will have on your business and your livelihood. And, whether you think this political attempt will solve the long term rental shortage on the island.
Two, I wish that we, individual citizens, tax payers, and voters will have a will to form a political movement to defend and protect our property rights and our incomes. According to the presenter, despite the short notice about the meeting (I accidentally stumbled upon it 24 hours before the meeting happens), there were 700 people who registered for the meeting. There are enough of us. How much more can we take before most of us have to leave this business?
We've been listed on Airbnb in Hilo for many years and have followed all the rules, paid taxes, etc. These new rules would limit what we can do to a large extent that it would be difficult to continue. The main issue is restricting an operator to only one listing.