Despite injunction, mayor pledges to push forward with vacation rentals crackdown

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — The mayor of Honolulu said the city will defend its right to restrict short-term rents.

He is ready to start the campaign on Monday.

“A big part of this — and we’ve talked a lot about it — the app will come from the communities themselves. I really feel that way because I listened to people and how upset they were and what was done,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi.

The announcement comes after a judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the city’s application of a new law restricting rents requiring at least 90 days of stay in temporary vacation rentals outside resort areas.

The city plans to use an online system to identify advertisements for illegal short-term rentals.

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