Pros, cons of fewer people
Driving past Hanalei into Wainiha and Haena was once an art form.
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Once again, not much has been said about the massive drop in work for local residents who rely on vacation renters. The loss of wages/income has been devastating for some. And what about the gigantic loss of GET and TAT tax revenue for the county and state? Meanwhile, the cost to man the checkpoints is high and not benefiting local businesses like visitors on vacation do.
It’s time to allow vacation renters utilize the convoy; too many people’s livelihood depends on it.