The Board of Directors has received a letter signed by owners of 40 units objecting to the use of common funds collected through maintenance fees to pay the new AOAO attorney to challenge the city on Ordinance 19-18 and to establish a front desk to handle vacation renters. The Board recently voted 6-3 to give the AOAO attorney $40,000 (approximately $250 per unit) to challenge the city’s ordinance in any way possible, and the AOAO attorney subsequently filed suit against the City and County of Honolulu, the Department of Planning and Permitting, and the Director of the DPP. The Board also voted to establish a 24-7 vacation rental check-in desk.
The owners object that these uses of maintenance fees are not in the common interest. Not all owners operate vacation rentals, and not all investor owners have an interest in short-term rentals.
The owners have demanded that the Board engage in mediation and reimburse the AOAO for any money already spent. The Board did not respond in the requested time frame.
Owners interested in signing the petition should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.