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‘Anything goes’ must stop with vacation rentals

The letter supporting vacation rentals published June 25 is just more of the same.

Every time we hear support for this industry, it is by realtors, property management companies or owners who financially benefit from this business.

I wish there was a way to get this group to understand that it’s not just about the money. It’s about the congested roads, beaches, lack of permanent rentals for residents, and the peace and quiet of our residential communities.

The need to get this industry under control is about our residents’ quality of life.

There are certainly areas on Maui suitable for vacation rentals, but it is not in our tightly packed local neighborhoods.

Single-family homes should be off limits to transient vacation rentals and visitor type activities should be confined as much as possible to the planned resorts we already have.

Perhaps if your organization quit combining the resort condo rental business to the vacation rental activities in our neighborhoods, you’d get more support.

This “anything goes” approach to business on Maui, needs to stop. Our county can finance itself without the added property tax revenues generated from this practice.

Roy Dunn

Kihei

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