Vacation rental bill doesn’t have any teeth

Vacation rental regulations are in the news again, both in Honolulu County and here. There is a lot of discussion about impacts on post lava flow Puna. It is tough to see our favorite Pahoa restaurants and all the other unique businesses struggling to survive. There is no doubt that the vacation rental business, from a community standpoint, brings people and employment — mainly cleaners, landscapers, caretakers — into our communities.