The Vacation Rental Support Letter posted on June 25 is exactly the same.
Every time we hear support for this industry, it is brokers, property managers or owners who are benefiting financially from this business.
I wish there was some way to get this group to understand that it’s not all about the money. It’s about the congested streets, beaches, the lack of long-term tenants for residents and the tranquility of our shared apartments.
It’s about the quality of life of our residents, getting this industry under control.
There are certainly areas of Maui that are suitable for vacation rentals, but this is not the case in our densely populated neighborhoods.
Single family homes should be off-limits to temporary vacation rentals and visitor activities should be limited as much as possible to the planned resorts we already have.
Perhaps you would get more support if your organization stopped combining the resort apartment rental business with the vacation rental activities in our neighborhoods.
These “everything goes” Business rapprochement on Maui has to stop. Our district can finance itself without the additional property tax income from this practice.