Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences

Request to:
Department of Planning & Permitting
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request Successful
Cost of information:
115.50 Dollars
Summary of Request
Any and all documents of every nature and description of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting, including but not limited to all writings, notes, letters, emails, text messages, memoranda, inter-office communications, recordings, notices, orders, accounts and/or agreements pertaining to: (1) Short-term rental and/or transient accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences, 2947 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815, hereinafter called "DHBH&R” including but not limited to: (a) Investigations of short-term rental at DHBH&R; (b) Requests for approval of short-term rental at DHBH&R; (c) Registration of short-terms rental at DHBH&R; (d) Notices of violation or order with respect to short-term rental at DHBH&R; (e) Approved, allowed, permitted or unpermitted short-term rental at DHBH&R; and (f) Time-shares at DHBH&R. (2) Mark G. Howard, Hawai’i Americana Realty, or any representative of either, regarding DHBH&R.

Messages in this request

From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Records Request for Department of Planning & Permitting: Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745]
Date June 14, 2022, 2:26 p.m.
To Department of Planning & Permitting
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
Any and all documents of every nature and description of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting, including but not limited to all writings, notes, letters, emails, text messages, memoranda, inter-office communications, recordings, notices, orders, accounts and/or agreements pertaining to: (1) Short-term rental and/or transient accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences, 2947 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815, hereinafter called "DHBH&R” including but not limited to: (a) Investigations of short-term rental at DHBH&R; (b) Requests for approval of short-term rental at DHBH&R; (c) Registration of short-terms rental at DHBH&R; (d) Notices of violation or order with respect to short-term rental at DHBH&R; (e) Approved, allowed, permitted or unpermitted short-term rental at DHBH&R; and (f) Time-shares at DHBH&R. (2) Mark G. Howard, Hawai’i Americana Realty, or any representative of either, regarding DHBH&R.
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  1. 3 months, 2 weeks agoJune 14, 2022, 2:26 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Planning & Permitting.
From Department of Planning and Permitting – Department of Planning & Permitting
Subject Automatic reply: Records Request for Department of Planning & Permitting: Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745]
Date June 14, 2022, 2:31 p.m.
Status Awaiting response

This is an automatic response that the City & County of Honolulu's Department of Planning and Permitting, <<email address>> and email address> >, is in receipt of your email. For inquiries, a response will be forthcoming as soon as staff is able to provide you with the information you seek. Aloha, Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu
  1. 3 months, 2 weeks agoJune 14, 2022, 2:31 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Planning & Permitting.
From Department of Planning and Permitting – Department of Planning & Permitting
Subject FW: Records Request for Department of Planning & Permitting: Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745]
Date June 15, 2022, 2:15 p.m.
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha Mr. << Name removed >> , Your email has been forwarded to our Customer Service Division, Data Access Imaging Branch to respond to your inquiry. Department of Planning and Permitting
-----Original Message----- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<name and email address> > Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:27 PM To: <<email address>> Subject: Records Request for Department of Planning & Permitting: Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745] CAUTION:   Email received from an EXTERNAL sender.   Please confirm the content is safe prior to opening attachments or links. Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. Any and all documents of every nature and description of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting, including but not limited to all writings, notes, letters, emails, text messages, memoranda, inter-office communications, recordings, notices, orders, accounts and/or agreements pertaining to: (1) Short-term rental and/or transient accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences, 2947 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815, hereinafter called "DHBH&R” including but not limited to: (a) Investigations of short-term rental at DHBH&R; (b) Requests for approval of short-term rental at DHBH&R; (c) Registration of short-terms rental at DHBH&R; (d) Notices of violation or order with respect to short-term rental at DHBH&R; (e) Approved, allowed, permitted or unpermitted short-term rental at DHBH&R; and (f) Time-shares at DHBH&R. (2) Mark G. Howard, Hawai’i Americana Realty, or any representative of either, regarding DHBH&R. IF SEEKING PUBLIC INTEREST WAIVER, PROVIDE PUBLIC INTEREST STATEMENT BELOW THIS LINE Mahalo, << Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 3 months, 1 week agoJune 15, 2022, 2:15 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Planning & Permitting.
From Yoneda, Barbara A – Department of Planning & Permitting
Subject 92F Request re: Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences
Date June 23, 2022, 10:04 a.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Aloha Mr. << Name removed >> , Your 92F request regarding the above referenced subject has been referred to me for review, research and a reply. We will require additional time to process this request. Please refer to attached Acknowledgement to Requester. Mahalo, Barbara Yoneda Customer Service Representative I Department of Planning and Permitting Data Access and Imaging Branch 650 S. King Street-1st Fl, Mauka Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 768-8277 Email: <<email address>>
  1. 3 months agoJune 23, 2022, 10:04 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Planning & Permitting.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject 92F Request re: Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745]
Date July 2, 2022, 9:07 a.m.
To Department of Planning & Permitting

Aloha, My UIPA request "Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences" (06/14/2022) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. Please update me on the status of my request as soon as possible. Mahalo, <<email address>>
  1. 2 months, 3 weeks agoJuly 2, 2022, 9:07 a.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Planning & Permitting.
From Yoneda, Barbara A – Department of Planning & Permitting
Subject RE: 92F Request re: Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745]
Date July 5, 2022, 6:37 a.m.
Attachments

Aloha, An Acknowledgement to Requester was sent to you on June 23, 2022 (attached) stating that an additional 10 business days was needed to process the request, as there are a large amount of documents which need to be produced and redacted. We will inform you when the documents will be ready on or before July 14, 2022. Barbara Yoneda Customer Service Representative I Department of Planning and Permitting Data Access and Imaging Branch 650 S. King Street-1st Fl, Mauka Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 768-8277 Email: <<email address>>
-----Original Message----- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<email address>> Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:07 AM To: Yoneda, Barbara A < <name and email address> > Subject: 92F Request re: Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences [#745] CAUTION:   Email received from an EXTERNAL sender.   Please confirm the content is safe prior to opening attachments or links. Aloha, My UIPA request "Short-Term Rental or Transient Accommodation at Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences" (06/14/2022) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. Please update me on the status of my request as soon as possible. Mahalo, <<email address>>
  1. 2 months, 3 weeks agoJuly 5, 2022, 6:37 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Planning & Permitting.
From Yoneda, Barbara A – Department of Planning & Permitting
Subject 92F Request re: Diamond Head Beach Hotel and Residences
Date July 12, 2022, 2:49 p.m.
Attachments

Aloha Mr. << Name removed >> , The research and review of the above referenced 92F request is complete. You stated in your request that you wanted the documents emailed to you. However, the documents are too voluminous to email. We can download and transfer the documents to a USB drive to save on copying costs. However, some documents, such as Requests for Investigation, Notices of Violation, and emails and correspondence between the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) and DPP’s attorneys, contained confidential information which needed to be redacted. These documents needed to be copied, physically redacted, and copied again after redaction, then downloaded and transferred to the USB drive, so copy charges apply for these documents. The Requests for Investigation that were filed by yourself have not been redacted. The cost to obtain the USB drive with the requested documents is $115.50. We accept cash or check payable to the City and County of Honolulu. Please refer to the attached Notice to Requester with the breakdown of costs and fees. The USB drive will be ready to pick up on July 13, 2022, after 9 a.m., at the Data Access and Imaging Branch, 650 S. King Street, 1st Floor, Mauka Office. As to Items 1b, c, and e, our Code Compliance Department has provided the following response: “The DPP Approved TVU (approved for NUC’s) currently lists no approved NUC’s for the property. At the present DPP has no provision for registering new STR’s outside of Resort-zoned districts. The subject property is zoned A-2 Medium Density Apartment.” Please contact me if you have any questions. Mahalo, Barbara Yoneda Customer Service Representative I Department of Planning and Permitting Data Access and Imaging Branch 650 S. King Street-1st Fl, Mauka Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 768-8277 Email: <<email address>>
  1. 2 months, 2 weeks agoJuly 12, 2022, 2:49 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Planning & Permitting.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject 92F Request re: Diamond Head Beach Hotel and Residences [#745]
Date July 12, 2022, 3:56 p.m.
To Department of Planning & Permitting

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for your efforts responding to my request. I'll bring a $115.50 check to the Data Access and Imaging Branch office tomorrow. Sincerely yours << Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 2 months, 2 weeks agoJuly 12, 2022, 3:56 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Planning & Permitting.
  2. 2 months agoJuly 23, 2022, 5:31 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> reported costs of 115.5 for this request.