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Property Tax Exemptions on Honolulu Council Committee Agenda
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HONOLULU COUNCIL BUDGET COMMITTEE AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

COMMITTEE MEETING ROOM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013 9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER REGISTRATION:

Persons wishing to testify are requested to register by 9 a.m. as follows:

a. On-Line at http://www1.honolulu.gov/council/attnspkbud.htm;

b. By faxing to 768-3827 your name, phone number and the agenda item;

c. By filling out the registration form in person; or

d. By calling 768-3815.

Persons who have not registered to testify will be given an opportunity to speak on an item following oral testimonies of the registered speakers.

Each speaker is limited to a one-minute presentation.

WRITTEN TESTIMONY:

Written testimony may be faxed to 768-3827 or transmitted via internet at http://www1.honolulu.gov/council/emailbud.htm for distribution at the meeting.

If submitted, written testimonies, including the testifier’s address, e-mail address, and phone number, may be posted by the City Clerk and available to the public on the City’s DocuShare Website.

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Any physically challenged person requiring special assistance should call 768-3815 for details at least one day prior to the meeting date.

The video of the full proceedings of this meeting will be available for viewing after the meeting at http://honolulucountyhi.iqm2.com or a copy of the video may be requested by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 768-5822.

FOR APPROVAL

MINUTES OF JULY 17, 2013

FOR ACTION

1. RESOLUTION 13-192 – ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS. Relating to the acceptance of gifts for the Annual Conference of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.

Related communication:

D-571 Anna C. Hirai, Acting Administrator, Liquor Commission, submitting Declaration of Gift forms for additional gifts received for the Annual Conference of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.

2. COMMUNICATION D-567TAX COMPROMISE FOR HOALOHA KAI MONTESSORI SCHOOL. From the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, requesting approval of a real property tax compromise of $36,165.92 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 real property taxes due on theHoaloha Kai Montessori School located at 1339 Hunakai Street, Tax Map Key 3-5-017-028.

FOR DISCUSSION

3. STATE OF THE CITY’S FINANCES

FOR ACTION

4. BILL 35 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS. Initiating the cancellation of the real property tax exemptions for historic commercial real property dedicated for preservation. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

PROPOSED CD2 TO BILL 35 (2013), CD1 transmitted by Communication D‑582 from the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services.

5. BILL 36 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS. Adjusting the amount of certain real property tax exemptions. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

6. BILL 38 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS. Initiating the cancellation of the real property tax exemptions for dedicated lands in urban districts. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

PROPOSED CD2 TO BILL 38 (2013), CD1 transmitted by Communication D‑582 from the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services.

7. BILL 39 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS. Adjusting the amount of certain real property tax exemptions. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

8. BILL 40 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS. Repealing the in lieu of home exemption. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

PROPOSED CD2 TO BILL 40 (2013), CD1 transmitted by Communication D‑582 from the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services.

9. BILL 41 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAXATION. Adding “residential-multifamily” as a new general real property class and providing language defining such properties; changing the property to be classified from “land” to “real property;” and making other housekeeping amendments. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

10. BILL 42 (2013), CD1 – RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAXATION. Adding “Residential A” as new general real property class and providing language defining such properties; changing the property to be classified from “land” to “real property;” and making other housekeeping amendments. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

PROPOSED CD2 TO BILL 42 (2013), CD1 – The proposed CD2 (OCS/081413/03:45/YL) makes the following amendments:

A. Removes military housing located on or outside of military bases from the list of parcels excluded from Residential A classifications.

B. Makes various technical and non-substantive amendments.

PROPOSED CD2 TO BILL 42 (2013), CD1 transmitted by Communication D‑582 from the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services.

11. BILL 43 (2013), CD1 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAXATION. Adding “time share” as a new general real property class and provide language defining such properties; classifying all condominiums units used as time share units as “time share;” changing the property to be classified from “land” to “real property;” and making other housekeeping amendments. (Bill passed second reading and public hearing held on 8/7/13)

12. RESOLUTION 13-184 – TAX-EXEMPT STATUS OF MUNICIPAL BONDS.  Urging the President and the Congress of the United States to preserve the current tax‑exempt status of Municipal Bonds.

13. RESOLUTION 13-167 – UPDATE ON CHINATOWN AND AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON RIVER STREET. Requesting the City Administration to provide an update on its plans for the Chinatown area and actions to develop affordable housing on River Street.

PROPOSED CD1 TO RESOLUTION 13-167 – The proposed CD1 (OCS/081413/03:17/CT) makes the following amendments:

A. Adds language clarifying that a senior affordable housing complex is desired.

B. Provides that the Administration is urged to implement any variances that may be required for a project.

C. Adds the Chinatown Community Center Association to the organizations the Administration is urged to work with.

D. Other technical non-substantive changes.

ANN H. KOBAYASHI, Chair

Committee on Budget

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