Public weighs in on short-term rentals

  • A standing room only crowd fills council chambers for public testimony regarding draft rules for bill 108, the short term vacation rental bill, Thursday evening at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kamalani Duerksen presents testimony Thursday on draft rules for Bill 108, regarding short term vacation rentals. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dennis Krueger presents testimony on draft rules for bill 108, regarding short term vacation rentals, at the public hearing Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A standing room only crowd fills council chambers for public testimony regarding draft rules for bill 108, the vacation rental bill, Thursday evening at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The County Council chamber at West Hawaii Civic Center was packed with people to voice their input on proposed rules regulating the rentals on the island.