Ask the mayor: Sherwood Forrest, monster homes, vacation rentals

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell talks Sherwood Forest project, monster homes, vacation rentals

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mayor Kirk Caldwell explains why he didn’t sign the monster homes bill because he worried it would have unintended consequences for regular single home owners.

He also believes that the 2 current vacation rental bills that are being considered are too rigid. As for the state tax on legal and illegal vacation rentals, he plans to ask Governor Ige to veto it.

The Federal Transit Administration has refused to give the city $744 million for the rail project until local officials put millions into the project upfront instead of on the back end.

Mayor Caldwell talks about how he plans to handle that. Also, with severe erosion affecting homes in Palolo, he describes how the city plans to help homeowners in a dire situation.

Honolulu Mayor on building permits, federal funds for rail, Palolo erosion

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