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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Could this be a good year at the Hawaii Legislature?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:54 PM :: 284 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Small Business, Cost of Living

... we have high hopes for a few ideas that could make a real difference for our state ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Hawaii targets housing reform as Legislature returns
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 370 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... 156 bills are on the current docket to be introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
DLNR to update administrative rules associated with the Natural Area Reserves System
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 495 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... allowing longer-term special use permits, adjusting parking fees for non-residents, managing commercial usage similar to the Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access program, extending the closure of areas, and restricting access to off-trail areas ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
A National Forest for Hawaii?
By Ed Case @ 5:37 PM :: 777 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... Case Secures Passage Of Hawai‘i National Forest Study Bill ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Sue and Settle: Enviros gain Control over 275,000 acres in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 861 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it plans to designate more than 275,000 acres as protected critical habitat for the threatened ‘i‘iwi, the best known of Hawai‘i’s imperiled honeycreepers ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Artificial Shortage: 74% of Oahu Land is Vacant
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:08 PM :: 1052 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

... Since the state Land Use Commission was created in 1976, “there’s just been a massive falloff on development,” Akina said. Indeed, only 2% of Hawaii island’s land is committed to urban housing and development. Statewide, that percentage is 4% for Kauai and Maui and 26% for Oahu. ...

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Law Of The Lava - Who Owns New "Accreted" Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:08 PM :: 958 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

... who owns "accreted" lava ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Hawaii County Rules Make it Easy to Build Mansions
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 967 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

... Ever wonder why so many mansions are being built on Hawaii Island? It’s because they don’t involve a lot of red tape or public opposition ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
Let's restore reason to city planning
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:59 AM :: 926 Views :: Development, Land Use

... Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
What would Happen if Hawaii Zoning Laws Were Abolished?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 981 Views :: Development, Land Use

... Hawaii’s zoning laws prevent growth, are socially divisive, contribute to Hawaii’s high home prices ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Blangiardi to establish Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 835 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... The commission, which is being established by resolution using the mayorʻs executive reorganization power under Honolulu City Charter Section 4-202, will give effect to Bill 44 (2022), the ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this month ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Housing for Hawaii's Future
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 5:38 PM :: 625 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

 ... Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Zoom, a panel discussion on housing in Hawaii with three Hawaii housing legends ....

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Sunday, October 30, 2022
Supply-side constraints to expanding Hawaii residential housing
By UHERO @ 3:10 AM :: 876 Views :: Development, Land Use

... UHERO Executive Director Carl Bonham participated in a panel on supply-side constraints to expanding residential housing at the Hawaii Economic Association’s 2022 Annual Conference ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Hawaii’s biggest barrier to more housing is politics
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:27 PM :: 1102 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The result is exactly what we have in Hawaii: a lot of talk about lowering the cost of housing, but very little effective reform ....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Do the right thing for Maui housing, not just ‘something’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:29 PM :: 827 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...First, do no harm....”

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Housing Crisis: Data Beats Anecdotes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:51 PM :: 858 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...Are out-of-state buyers, especially foreigners, really driving Hawaii’s high home prices?....”

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Auditor: DLNR Land Conservation Fund Wastes Money on Non-Land Projects
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:25 PM :: 785 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

... DOFAW obtained funding from the Land Conservation Fund for its own projects outside of the Legacy Land Conservation Program ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Kamehameha Schools Seeking Trustee
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1086 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Land Use

... Kamehameha Schools says the term for Trustee Lance K. Wilhelm will expire by the end of next June ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Hawaii judge halts ban on short-term rentals
By Court House News @ 4:14 PM :: 1589 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

... Airbnbs and similar rentals on Oahu can continue operations as usual for now ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 1369 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
More homebuilding needed to solve Hawaii housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:10 PM :: 941 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... the primary causes of Hawaii's high housing prices are extensive land-use, zoning and other homebuilding-related regulations ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Bill 10: Don’t limit new multi-unit housing to just TOD areas
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:31 PM :: 1705 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Bill 10 would update the county’s land-use regulations for agricultural, residential, commercial, nonprofit, government and other uses ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
DLNR: N Shore Homeowners are Doomed, They Should Just Accept It
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 1464 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... what to do about coastal homes with expired, temporary emergency State permits to “shore” up the land under their foundations ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
​Housing crisis culprit staring us in the face
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:41 PM :: 1368 Views :: Development, Land Use

... many people in Hawaii have for years been blaming the state’s housing crisis on “outsiders” ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
​Maui housing bill seriously flawed in July, and even more so now
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:13 PM :: 1236 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... An amendment seeks to subsidize homebuyers, leaving open whom would qualify and how much taxpayers would be in for ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Kai Kahele: Josh Green Funders Drive Local Families out of Hawaii
By Video @ 5:07 AM :: 2156 Views :: Democratic Party, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"...The same money driving up housing prices, buying up our land, and pushing out local families is the same money [Green] has used and is using to fund his campaign. I will never accept this as being good for Hawaii...."

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Why housing in Hawaii is expensive--Are outsiders buying up Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:45 AM :: 1537 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the most expensive home prices in the nation ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Aiona/Tupaʻi Campaign Announces Affordable Housing Initiative
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 11:05 PM :: 489 Views :: Development, Land Use, Republican Party, Cost of Living

... The Problem with the Hawaiʻi Real Estate Market is the effect that “outside influences” are having on housing prices and availability ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Grassroot Institute’s ‘shocking’ new housing report
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:09 PM :: 1280 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute President Keli‘i Akina says report shifts the focus from a scapegoat to policies that can actually result in more housing ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Will more bureaucracy solve permit delays?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:00 PM :: 1281 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... the average delay for permits or approvals in Hawaii is more than three times as high as the national mean ....

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Saturday, August 27, 2022
Do Outside Buyers Drive up Hawaii Real Estate Prices?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:33 AM :: 1432 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... “There’s a correlation between high regulation and high prices in housing,” Akina said. “That’s the real problem we’re facing in Hawaii." ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
New report removes divisive distraction
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 1040 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... It is tempting to look for scapegoats when we talk about Hawaii’s housing crisis ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Out-of-state buyers don't drive Hawaii home prices, report shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:06 AM :: 2993 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... A pathbreaking analysis of nationwide data dispels the popular belief that out-of-state home buyers are the cause of the state's housing woes ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Sue and Settle: ​Lawsuit Seeks Protected Habitat for 49 Endangered Hawaiian Species
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 865 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
House Maui initiative aims to identify and reduce homebuilding restraints
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:40 PM :: 1351 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The housing situation on Maui is the worst in the state ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
When bureaucracy grows, housing does not
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:28 PM :: 1281 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... more regulation and delays ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Maui’s New Water Bureaucracy
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 1237 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... New Regulations May Slow Homebuilding ....

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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Maui: 'Yes In My Backyard'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:16 PM :: 1262 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... how do we work with the state and counties to move in this direction ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
VIDEO: Why Hawaii should consider the ‘Tokyo model’ for housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:48 PM :: 1512 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Hawaii’s zoning, land-use and other homebuilding restrictions have led to Hawaii having “one of the worst housing markets in the country, and even internationally.” ....

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Monday, July 25, 2022
Report: Hawaii Housing Deficit Increases 98% Since 2012
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 1471 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... First-of-its kind report quantifies housing shortage by metropolitan and county levels, finds underproduction in state reached more than 7,600 homes in 2019, up from 3,900 in 2012 ....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Maui Council on verge of worsening housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:58 AM :: 1264 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The assumption is that they would simply have to take that additional loss ....

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Saturday, July 16, 2022
Maui’s sky-high home prices a ‘self-inflicted wound’
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:47 AM :: 2091 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Maui Council Bill 107 could cause homebuilders to stop building affordable homes ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Property Rights and the New Feudalism
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 1367 Views :: Development, Hawaii History, Land Use

... In the United States, Hawaii was the first to pass a town-and-country-type land-use law in 1961 ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
He Owned the Land for Just a Day, But Received 212 Credits from County
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 3361 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Land Use, Tax Credits

“...Rajesh Budhabhatti is a subject of a public corruption/wire fraud case....”

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
How to make housing affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:18 PM :: 1891 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... no-holds-barred ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
'Water Management Area' -- New Way to Selectively Control Development
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1329 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Land Use

... Tuesday, the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) unanimously agreed to designate the entire Lahaina Aquifer Sector Area as both a Surface Water and Ground Water Management Area ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Hawaii Lack of Affordable Housing “largely a manufactured crisis”
By Video @ 7:15 PM :: 2989 Views :: Development, Land Use

... ‘Hawaii zoning atlas’ will identify barriers to housing ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Want more housing? Try economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 1097 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... it’s technically easier to build a house for Oprah than it is to build houses for average families ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
How to Make Housing Affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 1720 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living
... Hint: It's not because of “empty homes,” short-term rentals, “outside investors” or other distractions ....
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Sunday, May 1, 2022
VIDEO: Can Youth Solve Hawaii Housing Crisis?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:38 PM :: 1242 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Gen-Xers and millennials are “the most viscerally affected by the cost of housing and forced to leave the state to pursue a life elsewhere” ....

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