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Friday, April 12, 2019
City adopts new affordable housing rules
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 6182 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The rules took effect on March 31 and implement the affordable housing requirements in Ordinance 18-10 and other approvals issued by the city....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?
By UHERO @ 4:50 AM :: 6532 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the State (in 1967) and the City and County of Honolulu (in 2004) passed legislation designed to dismantle leasehold housing on private lands....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Environmental Review for Aloha Stadium Tear-Down Begins
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 8829 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

...We already have a good stadium.  And this consultant now admits Aloha Stadium is located in the best possible place.  So why tear it down for yet another unnecessary boondoggle?....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ala Wai? Corps of Engineers has Long History of Corruption and Cost Overruns
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 10935 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Military

...Reminiscent of rail, projected Ala Wai costs have already leapt from $200M to $470M.... 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
OHA Kakaako Makai Plans Begin With Sewage Plant
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 5798 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

"...I was quite idealistic in thinking that with the $2.9M Master plan Rob Iopa’s WCIT created, we were going to be issuing RFPs to implement them...."

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Rent Control: How Not to Create Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:03 PM :: 5049 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Akina told Larson and his three million listeners that if policymakers want to create more housing that is affordable, they should ease land-use restrictions, reduce regulatory burdens and let the free market work....

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 5732 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The share of low-income households experiencing severe housing cost burden continues to increase....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Aloha Stadium Scheme Exploits Federal Tax Breaks
By Selected News Articles @ 6:52 PM :: 5840 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...the program’s requirement that investments must “substantially improve” zone property in order to qualify for tax breaks is quite loose....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
By News Release @ 10:15 AM :: 5832 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...HLPA Predicts Residential and Commercial Building Increase in 2019....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Do 'affordable housing' requirements work?
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 6005 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Thursday, Feb. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the state Capitol, Room, 312 ....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
County of Kaua‘i celebrates one year of Electronic Plan Review services
By News Release @ 12:54 AM :: 4555 Views :: Kauai County, Development

...“I commend the Building Division and its staff for implementing this system, which creates added efficiency of the plan review process and reduces costs and waste associated with building permits and development approvals,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lyon Bribes: Caldwell Appoints Crook to Zoning Board After Receiving $16.5K
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 10543 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

...After receiving the campaign contributions, Caldwell appointed the criminal Lyon to the juicy position July 30, 2014 for a term ending June 30, 2019....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Video: Marshal Resigns After Fake Atooi King Teams up With Developer to Chase Protesters Off Land
By Video @ 4:49 PM :: 11205 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... 'King of Atooi' Dayne Gonsalves and his 'marshals' team up with developer to intimidate Coco Palms protesters ....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
‘Singapore model’ doesn’t sing for Hawaii housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:42 PM :: 9202 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Rail, Cost of Living

Among conditions for the buyers of these “ALOHA homes”....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Environmental Council Completes Rewrite of Environmental Review Rules
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 6330 Views :: Environment, Development, Small Business

... The proposed rules now go before the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, which issues a recommendation to the Governor ....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 6151 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 6782 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

...However, Bill 64 requires certain mandates that residents and contractors should be aware of....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
How to Build More Housing in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 PM :: 5397 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

...how some well-intentioned regulations have had a chilling effect on efforts to build more homes....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Honolulu Development Plan Forum Set for Weds Nov 7
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 4674 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...the day after Election Day, maybe nobody will notice....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How Much Does Over-Regulation Increase Hawaii Housing Costs?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:32 PM :: 9037 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges 'Illegal' Maui Council Frankenbill
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 6383 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

...changing of the ordinance to benefit of private developers, at the expense of the residents, was never publicly noticed as required under the State of Hawai’i Sunshine Laws, and, that it violated adopted Council Rules....

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Guess Which Agency Can Impose State Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7204 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This law, which we have discussed before, recently has been used to create a “school impact district” that goes from Kalihi to Ala Moana.... 

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Hawaii Construction Forecast: After Pullback, Construction Prospects Firm
By UHERO @ 11:33 PM :: 6368 Views :: Development, Economy, Labor

...Following two years of decline, the pace of building in Hawaii has stabilized. The value of construction permits is posting healthy gains across all sub-sectors this year....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
BWS to Subsidize Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 6922 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The Board of Water Supply will have the ability to waive the water systems facilities charges and new meter cost for qualified on-site affordable and homeless dwelling units, up to 500 dwelling units per year....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Council Passes Bill 53--Calls for Demolition of Affordable Housing 'Monsters'
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:43 PM :: 8591 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Finally politicians are doing something about affordable housing--they're demolishing it....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Maui Event: Build up or build out?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 PM :: 7508 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...opening up more land for housing should also be on the table, if policy makers want to ease pressure on the housing market....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DoE to Impose Multi-Million Dollar Housing Tax Kalihi to Ala Moana Starting October 1
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 7442 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...To date, HIDOE has collected a combined $4.7 million in school impact fees in Leeward Oahu, West Maui and Central Maui....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Fast-Track Process Helps Two Affordable Housing Projects
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 6487 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

...Mayor Alan Arakawa instructed all departments to give priority to processing permits for affordable housing projects....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Tupola: "Let's Give Displaced Families Something They Can Count On"
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:37 PM :: 7696 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use, Politicians

...August 3rd marks three months since the eruption began....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea--Next Stop 9th Circuit
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 PM :: 7164 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the jury (after deliberating for a grand total of 15 minutes) held the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission liable for a regulatory taking....

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
HB2748: $500,000,000 Hole in Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5863 Views :: Development, Tax Credits

... $200 million, or most of it, is headed out the door with no visible means of getting it back.....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Expedited Building Permits for Hanalei Flood Victims
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 5250 Views :: Kauai County, Development

...Mayor Carvalho to sign emergency permitting bill into law Tuesday--Planning Department to open field offices for expedited permitting the same day....

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Friday, June 8, 2018
HB2748: Ige Signs Housing Bill
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 6035 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...HB2748 appropriates $200 million to the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation’s (HHFDC) Rental Housing Revolving Fund....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Little Pink House Coming to Hilo
By Video @ 4:34 PM :: 5421 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Little Pink House opens on June 8 at the Palace Theater in Hilo....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Is Affordable Housing Constitutional?
By Video @ 2:42 AM :: 8306 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...affordable housing in Hawaii, how it works, whether it is legal, and how it could be done better....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:45 PM :: 13324 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would....

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Ethics Ruling: How DTL Pays Senator Delacruz -- Legally
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 8633 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

... A Hawaii State Senator goes for somewhere between $50K and $100K per year--and its all legal ....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
HB1481: DelaCruz Gut & Replace to Bypass Opposition to HCDA Control of East Kapolei
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 AM :: 6682 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

...the same text in SB2525 ran into opposition from several Kapolei-area Representatives.... 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea: Jury Rejects LUC Taking After 15 Mins Deliberation
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 8381 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...We're guessing both the State and the property owner will likely be taking this case up the chain to the Ninth Circuit.... 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Kakaako United President Announces Run for State Senate
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 7856 Views :: Democratic Party, Development, OHA

...Sharon Moriwaki is the founding president of Kakaako United, a nonprofit volunteer organization that fights for a better life for area residents and businesses through smart development and accountability....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
HART Hosts Public-Private Partnership Conference
By News Release @ 12:15 PM :: 5748 Views :: Development, Rail

...Andrew Robbins has been a staunch advocate of using P-3 partnerships - the joining of forces from the public and private sectors - to mitigate costs and risk and to expedite construction timelines....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 6184 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Zoning, Land-Use Planning, and Housing Affordability
By Selected News Articles @ 12:35 AM :: 7240 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...regulations have also tended to reduce the supply of housing, including multifamily and low-income housing....

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Civil Beat: Banks and Developers ‘help to fund a lot of stories’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 7503 Views :: Ethics, Development, First Amendment

...“We got a few hundred subscribers, but nothing really earth shattering,” Epler says...Civil Beat has an annual budget of roughly $3 million and a staff of about 22 to 24 people....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Animal Quarantine Station is Preferred Site for New Jail
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 6668 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Ige today announced that his administration has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center....

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
16 Years of Litigation: Sierra Club Directly Responsible for Lack of Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 8817 Views :: Development, Greenmail, Cost of Living

...Castle & Cooke Hawaii ready to break ground at Koa Ridge....

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Monday, October 23, 2017
Study: Timeshares Add $5.3B to Hawaii Economy
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 6845 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Impact Also Includes 31,727 Jobs and $263 Million in State & Local Taxes....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Ige Appoints Pro-Rail Thug to HCDA
By John Bond @ 8:37 PM :: 8585 Views :: Ethics, Development, Rail

...Timson worked at First Hawaiian Bank as vice president while FHB Chairman Don Horner was HART board chair. She organized large groups of screaming union supporters to crash, harass and threaten at public meetings....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Profiting from Telescope Protests and Kakaako Development, OHA Trustee Fined $25K
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 11139 Views :: Ethics, Development, Higher Education, OHA

...Apo violated the State Ethics Code by using OHA resources, and his position with OHA, to advance his private business interests....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Ige Unveils Plan to Bulldoze Kalihi, Build Condos
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 8288 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...to transform the community....

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