“It doesn’t feel like a neighborhood when you don’t know the people there” said a neighborhood board’s member, motivating the resolution against tourism by rental vacancies houses, voted 12-2.On the other part, a strong opinion is manifested in the town by the people considering that vacation rentals support the economy and help to flourish the boutiques and restaurants. They affirm that “it’s a little too late to keep Hawaii in a box. Everybody wants to go. Not everyone wants to stay in a hotel.
The long running battle is not yet decided.