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A bill prohibiting a commercial dockless short-term vehicle rental system and a bill allowing the implementation of a parking ambassador program will be discussed at a county council committee meeting in Maui Monday.

The infrastructure and transportation committee will meet at 9 a.m. to re-discuss Bill 133, which was introduced by council member Tamara Paltin and would make it illegal to park or abandon vehicles without a dock on property. public, sidewalk, street or highway.

Dockless vehicles, such as scooters and e-bikes, have become popular in many cities where people can use apps to rent the vehicles for a short time and park them anywhere once they’re done. . The bill says it could create pedestrian hazards and a parking nuisance.

The committee will also discuss Bill 151, which was proposed by the Department of Management and would authorize a parking ambassador program to help the County Department of Transportation enforce county and state parking laws. , as well as to create a payment system by establishing paid parking zones. and allow parking areas, said committee chairwoman Yuki Lei Sugimura.

The meeting can be viewed live online and on Akaku’s Channel 53. For more information on the bills and other agenda items, visit mauicounty.us/agendas.

In addition to receiving live testimony by telephone or videoconference, the committee will accept written testimony. For instructions on submitting a testimonial, visit mauicounty.us/testify.

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