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AG -TAR restriction Letter 1

Attempt to Restrict Agricultural Zoning Land from Hosting TAR.

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[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[Email Address]
[Phone Number]

[Date]

ATTN: Hawaii County Council Member [Recipient’s Name]

Subject: Concerns Regarding the Attempt to Restrict Agricultural Zoning Land from Hosting Transient Accommodation Rental Business.

Dear [Council Member’s Name],

I am a [retiree, working resident, small business owner,…] who resides in agricultural-zoning land. I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the proposed restrictions on agricultural zoning land, post 1976, in relation to hosting transient accommodation rental businesses. It has come to my attention that the current Transient Accommodation Rental (TAR) bill aims to prevent AG lands subdivided after June 4, 1976, from operating for transient use. I strongly believe that such measures are not only contrary to established legal precedent in the state of Hawaii but also pose significant consequences for our community.

Firstly, I would like to bring to your attention the ongoing legal appeal related to the matter of transient rentals on AG lands subdivided after June 4, 1976. This appeal challenges the existing regulations and highlights the need for a thorough examination of the issue at hand. The Circuit Court of Hawaii, in its judgment, pending further appeal, has ordered the reversal of the Land Use Commission’s decision prohibiting the operation of transient rentals on such lands. https://luc.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/072-22-0502_judgment.pdf It is imperative that the Council considers the implications of disregarding this legal precedent.

Furthermore, it is important to consider the broader implications of the proposed restrictions. By adopting a path that contradicts the established legal framework, the Council may inadvertently create a situation where a large number of constituents become frustrated that the county shows disregard to the rule of law, court decisions, the principles of fairness, equity, and adherence to legal precedent in the decision-making process. I implore you to engage in further dialogue with all stakeholders involved, including affected landowners, legal experts, farmers, and members of the community, to find a balanced and sustainable solution that addresses the concerns raised while ensuring the efficient use of our resources.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. I trust that you will carefully consider the potential ramifications of the proposed restrictions and act in the best interest of our community. I look forward to a favorable response and a continued commitment to upholding the values that make Hawaii County such a remarkable place to live and thrive.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]