Legislation Proposes Limits on Transient Accommodations on Maui

Maui County Council Member Tamara Paltin

Bills on vacation rentals in apartment districts and new hotels on Maui will be heard on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

The Council’s Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee will review legislation at 9 a.m., proposing various limits on transient accommodations.  

Councilmember Tamara Paltin said she expects the meeting will be a continuation of a larger discussion about striking a balance between economic recovery and residents’ quality of life. 

Paltin, who chairs the committee and is in her second term holding the council seat for the West Maui residency area said, “Many people are passionate about this subject, and the council wants to hear their perspectives.”  

A bill to establish a moratorium on new hotels on Maui, designated as PSLU-28, has been reviewed by the Maui Planning Commission. Legislation proposed by multiple councilmembers to phase out vacation rentals in the county’s apartment zoning districts (PSLU-34), which needs planning-commission review before it can be enacted, is available for review online at 

To submit oral testimony by phone, members of the public can call 408-915-6290 and enter meeting code 149 341 846. Directions on submitting live video testimony and written testimony are available on the meeting agenda at  

The meeting will be live streamed on the Maui County Council’s Facebook page, on cable television via Akakū Channel 53 and on

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