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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
DPP seeks comments on Primary Urban Center plan ‘sneak preview’
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 3155 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... The “PUC DP All Policies Summary” is a complete collection of the draft goals and policies that will make up the final PUC DP .... 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Aloha Stadium Draft EIS Released
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 3805 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development

...The DEIS has been posted online and public comments are encouraged....

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Monday, November 30, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea: US Supreme Court Demands Response from State
By Robert Thomas @ 4:43 AM :: 3386 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

... the State hired a DC SCOTUS player to argue that this case isn't worth the Court's time ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
UH Discovers Hawaii has Twice as Much Fresh Water as Believed
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 4012 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... one less argument for anti-development activists ....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
OHA Races: Miske’s Lawyer Leads Developers Targeting ‘Watchdog’ in Grab for Kakaako Makai
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 AM :: 7498 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Akina’s opponent, Jason Keoni Souza, is a Realtor who supports selling the Ceded Lands “to corporations.”  Souza tells Ka Wai Ola he wants OHA to “collaborate with the Building Trades.”....

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The Affordable Housing Scam
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 5073 Views :: Ethics, Development, Cost of Living

...well-connected people often found their way to the tops of housing waiting lists while the names of people who really needed affordable housing disappeared....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Rein in this red-tape rascal
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:02 PM :: 3440 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...When your state lacks sufficient housing, the last thing you should do is make building a difficult, risky and lengthy process. But that’s exactly what Hawaii has done....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Even More Jammed with Bus Lane and Bike Lane "It’s about getting people out of their cars”
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 4579 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...a bus-only lane on King St thru downtown just 1 block from the existing Hotel Street Busway....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
City Drops $10.5M for 29 Units that were already affordable
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 4019 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...This purchase adds ZERO new affordable units because these units were already affordable in the private sector....

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Caldwell Signs Bills to Delay TVR Registration, Ease Building Permit Requirements
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 3504 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Tourism

...Bill 48 elevates the exemption threshold of home repairs from $1,000 to $5,000....

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Transit and the Mania for Density
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 3735 Views :: Development, Land Use, Rail

...the Rasputin of urban planning....

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Waikoloa Mauka Project Now Subject of FBI Investigation, Developer Says
By Selected News Articles @ 7:51 PM :: 5693 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Land Use

...he unwittingly bought into a scheme that is now the subject of an FBI investigation....

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
OHA to Take Over Honolulu Council?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:30 AM :: 10149 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

...two OHA operatives are in the Council runoff elections this November with one goal in mind--help OHA upzone Kakaako Makai so it can build hotels and condos up to the sky....

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
Future of the Aloha Stadium
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3818 Views :: Development, Higher Education, Tourism

... Can we afford to take the risk of building a new stadium with an entertainment center that may become a financial white elephant like our convention center? ....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
COVID vs Sunshine: Supreme Court Order Opens Planning Commission Meeting
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 3416 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

..."Without the intervention of the Hawaii Supreme Court, this case would have continued in the darkness of closed proceedings. We look forward to a formal announcement on how the public may observe the conduct of these proceedings." said attorney Lance D. Collins....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Maui Planning Commission sneaks Hawaiian burial group’s motion onto agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 PM :: 3753 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

... The Maui Planning Commission appears to have violated both the Sunshine Law and its own rules by failing to give the public required notice of a hearing item ....

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Sunday, June 7, 2020
Amemiya Joins Pack of Insiders Grabbing ‘Affordable’ Housing Units for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 17682 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

...Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya knows a lot about the ‘affordable’ housing system and how to ‘work’ it....

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Hawai'i Supreme Court Orders Maui Planning Commission To Answer Petition on Media Access
By News Release @ 5:07 AM :: 3349 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

... Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws ....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sierra Club: Maui Mayor Exploits Corona Emergency Powers to Fast-Track Shoreline Development
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 4343 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

... On May 30, Mayor Victorino issued a directive indicating certain shoreline development approval requests will be reviewed within fifteen days or be automatically approved ....

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Sunday, April 5, 2020
Full Text: Council Chair Cries a River After Being Busted Giving Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 8736 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...while you are locked down with COVID, this is what some politicians are doing....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 17493 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
EB-5 Scandals Finally Reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 3796 Views :: Ethics, Development

...The EB-5 program offers alien investors a family-sized set of green cards if they invest....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Senate passes bill to establish a carbon tax on fossil fuels
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4504 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...Carbon Tax to become $15B Slush Fund for Developers....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Senate passes housing and education bills from joint legislative package
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 2781 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Senate Bill 3104, Senate Draft 2, relating to Land Development...and...Senate Bill 3103, Senate Draft 2, relating to a School Facilities Agency....

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea: 9th Circuit Takes Developer's Last Dollar
By Robert Thomas @ 2:44 AM :: 5259 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the District Court had awarded nominal compensation ($1), after the jury concluded that the State of Hawaii took Aina Lea's property....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Who’s to blame for high housing costs? It’s more complicated than you think.
By Selected News Articles @ 8:37 PM :: 4883 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Public debate falls into two schools of thought as to why housing costs are so high....

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Friday, February 14, 2020
Five little words could solve Hawaii's housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:06 PM :: 4249 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...More mandates and government red tape won’t build houses....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 14119 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Auditor: CIP Management Gets Even Worse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:48 AM :: 4629 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

...The State’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for FY2019 was $2.02 billion....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Full Text: DBEDT Releases Housing Planning Study
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 4110 Views :: Development, Economy, Cost of Living

...Included in the study are data on housing supply, demand, and estimates of housing units needed by levels of affordability....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Audit: DPP Deficiencies Hamper Service
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:44 PM :: 4281 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

"...DPP should convert from its inefficient plan-review operation to an inspection-driven model...."

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Auditor Rips DPP--Permits Delayed due to Poor Management
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 5866 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage the permitting process for timeliness...."

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 5709 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Land Use: Hawaii Supreme Court Creates New Procedural Hoop to Jump Through
By Robert Thomas @ 12:04 PM :: 3799 Views :: Development, Land Use

...HAWSCT: When Agency Includes Conditions In Phase 1 Land Use Permit, But Later Removes The Conditions In Phase 2 Permit, Party Who Asked For Conditions Is Entitled To Notification....

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Friday, December 6, 2019
Liberate Hawaii Homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:28 PM :: 4369 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...smaller steps that could lead to big results....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Monster Homes: Auditor Rips Department of Planning and Permitting
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 6207 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage building permits and inspections...."

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Bridge Aina Lea: Will Takings Claim Be Ruled out by Statute of Limitations?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:25 AM :: 4826 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Law Enforcement

...State's Amicus Response....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
​Why we have a Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:33 AM :: 5270 Views :: Development, Economy, Land Use

...When supply can’t keep up with demand, prices go up....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
RFP: Ala Wai Boat Harbor Development Scheme Comes Back with Big Fat Zero
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 4764 Views :: Development, OHA, Tourism
...Two proposals were received for the development of parcels of land at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on O’ahu. After review, neither of the proposals was selected....
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Auditor: DoE School Impact Fee Illegal and Indefensible
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:50 PM :: 6320 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Development, Taxes

...The DOE’s inconsistent and problematic implementation of the school impact fee law calls into question the relevance and appropriateness of the fees that have been collected to date....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Opportunity Urbanism for Honolulu?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:12 PM :: 4010 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Houston is America's largest city without any zoning laws....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
DPP Can't Handle Your Permit, but Has Time for Global Warming 'Pop-ups'
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 6175 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Land Use

...The Department of Planning and Permitting is holding a series of pop-up workshops to gather input on how climate change and sea level rise will affect the area between Kāhala and Pearl City, also known as the Primary Urban Center....

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ebbtide Waikiki: Fullard-Leo Family Fights Pimps for Control of Hotel (literally)
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 13978 Views :: Development, Law Enforcement, Police, Tourism, Drugs

...a July 22, 2019 'melee' between members of the Fullard-Leo family and 20 pimps and drug dealers....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Bridge Aina Lea: Statute of Limitations?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:10 AM :: 5342 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...Here is the motion asking the Hawaii Supreme Court for leave to file an amicus curiae brief (and the proposed brief)....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
BLNR Nominees Sought
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 5965 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated people who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DLNR Extends Telescope Permit--Ige Cancels 'Emergency'
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5810 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Higher Education, OHA

...This morning, at the request of TMT, the University of Hawaiʻi asked for a two-year extension of the Conservation District Use permit deadline for the initiation of construction. The Department of Land and Natural Resources granted this extension until Sept. 26, 2021....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
City holding workshops to update Primary Urban Center plan
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 5134 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

...The PUC spans from Wai‘alae-Kāhala to Pearl City....

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Monday, July 8, 2019
Solar Variance Trick Makes Housing Even More Un-affordable in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:04 PM :: 7507 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Development, Cost of Living

...a dirty legislative trick from 2008 has--eleven years later--effectively outlawed new installation of tankless on-demand gas water heaters....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
The Tax on Ghost Homes
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 6053 Views :: Development, Land Use, Taxes

... a vacant home fee of 5% or 10% ....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Housing and the Hendersons
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:38 AM :: 5624 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...It is universally acknowledged that Hawaii residents need more homes. So why is it so hard to build them?....

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