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Monday, October 25, 2021
Budget crisis not needed to solve housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:35 PM :: 746 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... These are suggestions that are broadly supported and would require little if any taxpayer investment ....

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
City to hold hearings on new affordable housing rules
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 530 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

... DPP will hold two public hearings to gather community input on the newly proposed measures ....

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Sunday, August 8, 2021
A Policy Statement About Fines
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1636 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Law Enforcement

... Bill 17 would allow the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting to record liens against property and then to foreclose on the liens....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
White House Touts 'Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act' for Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1129 Views :: National News, Development, Rail

"...For decades, infrastructure in Hawaii has suffered from a systemic lack of investment...."

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 1337 Views :: Maui County, Development, Tourism

"... concerned about unintended consequences such as pushing hospitality developments into communities outside of Maui’s resort areas ...."

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Next Boondoggle: USACE, City of Honolulu Sign Agreement for Ala Wai Flood Study
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1476 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... The signing allows USACE and the City and County of Honolulu to develop a salespitch that appears to balance costs and environmental impacts ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
NASA: Moon Wobble to Cause Coastal Flooding
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 2359 Views :: Environment, World News, Development, Land Use

... But don't worry.  We are still going to blame global warming ....

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Mayor Victorino to reserve additional water source allocation for affordable housing
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1072 Views :: Maui County, Development

“...I am prioritizing our resident workforce as the first beneficiaries of this water to motivate construction of right-priced housing as soon as possible....”

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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 1913 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
DOJ: Chinese Money Laundering Buys Big Island Properties
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 2259 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Law Enforcement

... routed the proceeds of these schemes through at least six pieces of real estate on the Island of Hawaii ....

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
FBI Raids Lead to Shakeup at Planning Commission?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 3190 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Federal authorities, March 30, 2021, unsealed indictments charging six DPP employees in a bribery scheme going back as far as 2012.  Challacombe had been Deputy Director of the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting from 2013-2016, and then Acting Director in 2016-17 ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
OHA seeking Development Consultant for commercial properties
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 957 Views :: Development, OHA

... The selected individual or firm is expected to have an initial focus on select parcels located at Kakaʻako Makai and an eventual focus on parcels at OHA’s Nā Lama Kukui Lifestyle & Design Center in Iwilei ....

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Friday, May 14, 2021
Everyone wants affordable housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:38 PM :: 1284 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... We want a Hawaii where everyone who wants to buy a home can buy one in their price range ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The affordable housing trap - Mandates can't create more housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:16 PM :: 1229 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... why housing prices have soared statewide and why affordability mandates won’t have the desired results ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Mayor Victorino Bill 10 Veto Upheld, Saves Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 3193 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"... In theory, Bill 10 would require more affordable housing to be built, but in reality, history has shown that such additional restrictions have the opposite effect ....”

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Friday, May 7, 2021
Creating Facts on the Ground: Stadium Authority Rushes Decision to Demolish Aloha Stadium
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 1901 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

... In a special Stadium Authority Board Meeting this morning (Thursday, May 6), the Board confirmed and voted for an early demolition of the existing stadium location ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Locals Worry Wind and Solar Will Gobble Up Forests and Farms
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 1632 Views :: Energy, Environment, Development

... locals are pushing back, saying that forests and farmlands should not be sacrificed in the fight against climate change ....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Red tape hurts Maui housing
By Video @ 6:06 AM :: 1596 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura discusses with Grassroot Institute president Keli’i Akina the detrimental impact such a well-intentioned but wrong-headed policy might have on affordable housing ....

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Friday, April 23, 2021
How high housing prices are encouraging residents to leave Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:57 AM :: 1951 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... How to make housing affordable and help stop the exodus .... 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
After Kaka'ako Makai Debacle: 'OHA Shall Seek Decision Making Influence over All Land in Hawai'i'
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 AM :: 2582 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

... OHA shall promote the idea that every property in Hawai'i is sacred and pursue initiatives that help achieve a broad acceptance of this truth ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Maui Beware!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:48 PM :: 2174 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... This would give Maui the second most restrictive affordable-housing law in the country ....

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Feds Bust Six in DPP Bribery Scheme
By Selected News Articles @ 1:04 AM :: 4105 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Federal corruption probe targets DPP staffers and one local architect ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Grassroot Institute Legislative Update
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:55 AM :: 1750 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... Hawaii's Legislature is about halfway through its 2021 session, and if we're lucky, the good will outweigh the bad when it's over ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Kaka'ako Makai: House Will Not Hear OHA Upzone Bill
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1650 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

" ... Senator Moriwaki and I will attempt to work with OHA to explore alternatives to developing Kakaʻako Makai ...." 

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Monday, March 15, 2021
Senate Sends Housing Bills to House
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 1452 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

... Establishes the ALOHA homes program to develop low-cost homes on state-owned and county-owned land in urban redevelopment sites to be sold in leasehold by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation ....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
 How 'Affordable' Housing rules often result in no homebuilding
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:04 AM :: 2155 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... A Maui bill to increase affordability requirements is the backdrop for a discussion on how current housing policy can be improved ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Why It's Time for OHA to Develop Kaka'ako Makai!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 PM :: 1335 Views :: Development, OHA

... virtually no development has taken place on this valuable property since OHA acquired it ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
ALOHA Homes: Unintended Consequences
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:17 PM :: 1755 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... the ALOHA homes program as currently envisioned in SB1 likely would result in an expensive, non-sustainable government project that would fail ....

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Monday, February 22, 2021
SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Bridge Aina Lea Case
By Robert Thomas @ 4:00 PM :: 2005 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

"... If there is no such thing as a regulatory taking, we should say so ...."

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Friday, February 12, 2021
Bills on the Move: Conveyance Tax, Pension Suspension, Un-Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:28 AM :: 1966 Views :: Maui County, Development, Taxes, COVID-19

... increasing Hawaii's tax burden at a time when its economy is in its worst depression ever ....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Four Bills to Make Housing More Affordable
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:06 AM :: 1563 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... lift zoning restrictions that hamper creative solutions to the lack of affordable housing ....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Auditor: Stadium Authority has substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:28 AM :: 2772 Views :: Development, Higher Education, Tourism

... the Authority reported total revenues of $6.9 million and total expenses of $13.5 million, resulting in a net loss of $6.6 million ....

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Sunday, February 7, 2021
Bill 31: Former Meth-head Helps Sand Island Lobby for Property Tax Cap
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 AM :: 2838 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Taxes, COVID-19

... It is naturally hard to say no to an ex-tweeker who, at Bishop Estate, achieved the kind of things most Honolulu politicians can only dream of ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Bridge Aina Lea: 9th Circuit Allows Case to go Forward
By Robert Thomas @ 4:42 AM :: 2118 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

... The district court's judgment is reversed, case remanded for the merits ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
How Trump Waikiki Sold out in 8 Hours
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 2100 Views :: Development, Tourism

... All that was required of Trump was to show up at the Imperial Hotel ballroom in Tokyo to gladhand a bunch of Japanese buyers and have his photo taken with them under the US and Japanese flags....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Money to Burn: Virtual Community Meetings Planned for New Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 1856 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail, Tourism

... The public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) project concludes on Feb. 8 ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA: Consider Running for Your Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 1638 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... This is all about OHA’s plan to develop Kakaako Makai ....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
DPP seeks comments on Primary Urban Center plan ‘sneak preview’
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1519 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 :: 2181 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 :: 1952 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 :: 2653 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 :: 5026 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 :: 3053 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 :: 1931 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 :: 2635 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 :: 2254 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 :: 2125 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 :: 2063 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 :: 3079 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 :: 7173 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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