The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01732

Submission Number:
01732
Commenter:
Sydney Smith
State:
Hawaii
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Two years ago I started the process to become licensed to operate two vacation rentals on my farm located on Maui. 496 document pages, two hearings and over fifty certified letter mailings got me permitted. I have hosted families from all over the world and there hasn't been one negative aspect to this. I'm paying higher taxes, employing more people and have increased business for the merchants in my small town of Makawao. This business allows me to earn money while being able to stay on my farm. Please support this great trend in our economy! Mahalo! Sydney Smith