Vacation rental denials appealed

A standing room only crowd fills council chambers for public testimony regarding draft rules for bill 108, the vacation rental bill, Feb. 28, 2019, at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Appeals are pouring in from vacation rental owners who were denied permits, with the county Board of Appeals agenda including 25 contested cases for its Feb. 14 meeting in Kona.