Monday, May 25, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Land Use

 

NO Image:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
DLNR Task Force to Analyze Revocable Permits
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2771 Views :: Land Use
The committee is expected to report its findings and recommendations to the chairs of the Hawaii State Senate Water, Land and Agriculture Committee and the State House Water and Land Committee by the end of April....
Read More..
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Property Rights Court for Guam?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:23 AM :: 2517 Views :: Land Use

...We've asked whether Hawaii also might need a Property Rights Court....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Bridge Aina Lea: Hawaii ‘Takings’ Case in Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 1:32 PM :: 4395 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

The State removed the civil rights lawsuit to U.S. District Court in Honolulu....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
State Looking For A TMT Hearing Officer–Deadline 430pm Today
By Robert Thomas @ 1:21 PM :: 3868 Views :: Higher Education, Land Use, OHA
Are you a lawyer and need something to do for the next 6-12 months?
Read More..
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Fee Simple Conversion Bills Killed after KSBE Protests
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2715 Views :: Land Use

Representative Yamane indicated that this effectively kills both bills for this session....

Read More..
Friday, February 05, 2016
Nai Aupuni Aha Illegally Blocks Protesters from Walking on Stolen Hawaiian Kingdom Road
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 AM :: 5893 Views :: Akaka Bill, First Amendment, Land Use, OHA
“RHGC was required to provide and indicate on the approved grading plan, a pedestrian trail for public use over the project site leading from the Maunawili Estates Subdivision to Maunawili Falls.”
Read More..
Thursday, February 04, 2016
KSBE: We Will Fight Leasehold Conversion Bills
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 5225 Views :: Education K-12, Land Use, Small Business

A message from the Kam Schools CEO....

Read More..
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Speaker Souki Proposes Fee Simple Conversion of Commercial Land Leases
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 AM :: 5108 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Small Business

Hawaii has done it before with lands supporting single-family and multi-family homes. Those historic actions gave the ordinary working person new opportunities for true homeownership....

Read More..
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Study Shows how Coral Death Hype can be used to Gain Control of Your Land
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 3262 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Water flow and sediment monitoring on coral reefs off the island of Lāna‘i provides conservation projects with guide for Ridge-to-Reef Management....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
HB1170: Geothermal Fast-track, part two
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 3470 Views :: Energy, Land Use

The legislative session has yet to even begin, and House leaders are already poised to fast-track a set of blanket exemptions for power producers....

Read More..
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Gold Coast Seawall Hot Potato Case: Supreme Court Hears Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 6:20 PM :: 2917 Views :: Land Use

A case that we've been following with some mild amusement has reached the Hawaii Supreme Court....

Read More..
Friday, January 08, 2016
Lawsuits Have Consequences: Aloha To Hawaii Sugar
By Robert Thomas @ 5:43 PM :: 5034 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Land Use

Since about the 1970's, sugar plantations have been legal pariahs....

Read More..
Friday, January 08, 2016
DLNR to Loosen Death Grip on Hilo Businesses?
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 4824 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Small Business

One of the leases at Banyan Drive has expired and has been placed on a month-to-month revocable permit. Other leases at Banyan Drive and in the Kanoelehua Industrial Area will expire in the next several years....

Read More..
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Oregon Standoff: Cooperative Management vs Federal Control
By Video @ 4:26 AM :: 4064 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Second Amendment

Full Transcript of Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) Floor Speech January 5, 2016....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
VIDEO: Hawaii Water Law In A Nutshell
By Robert Thomas @ 9:38 PM :: 3910 Views :: Environment, Land Use

If you want a crash course in Hawaii's unique (some would say weird) water law, you can't do better than this video....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hoopili: Is the State Prohibited from Rezoning "Potential" Important Ag Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:10 AM :: 6028 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Land Use, Rail

...last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a 4-1 ruling in Friends of Makakilo v. D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC....

Read More..
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Supreme Court: Hoopili ‘Necessary for Urban Growth’
By Robert Thomas @ 3:44 PM :: 5522 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Land Use, Rail

"This appeal involves a long-standing issue in this state: balancing agricultural and urban land uses."

Read More..
Monday, December 14, 2015
Court Of Appeals: Pig Hunting is a Traditional Hawaiian Practice (In This Case)
By Robert Thomas @ 1:48 AM :: 3778 Views :: Land Use, Second Amendment

Pig hunting in this case involved dogs and a knife, not guns....

Read More..
Friday, December 04, 2015
The Hawaii Supreme Court's Fractured Rationale For Invalidating The TMT Permit
By Robert Thomas @ 9:04 PM :: 4301 Views :: Higher Education, Land Use, OHA
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the telescope Thirty Meter. It's five year continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out a Conservation District Use Permit from the Board of Land and Natural Resources, and navigate the treacherous waters of Hawaii administrative law. To boldly go where twelve other telescopes have gone before!
Read More..
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Full Text: Supreme Court Grants Temporary Injunction Blocking Telescope Construction
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 3977 Views :: Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

True to Form: Enviros win 90% in Hawaii Supreme Court....

Read More..
Friday, October 30, 2015
Aha Moku Advisory Committee Hosts Public Meetings to Draft Rules
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 3395 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...as it develops and adopts rules for its operation and administration....

Read More..
Friday, October 02, 2015
New Hawaii Endangered Species Listings Set Stage for Federal Ecosystem Control
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 PM :: 3420 Views :: Environment, Land Use

The proposed species occupy 11 types of ecosystems....

Read More..
Friday, October 02, 2015
‘Smart Growth’ Drives up Housing Costs
By NCPA @ 1:14 PM :: 4596 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

A study reveals that urban containment, or smart growth policies, have been shown to drive the price of housing up....

Read More..
Friday, September 25, 2015
Smart Growth Policies Worsened Hawaii Housing Crash
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 3661 Views :: Economy, Land Use

...areas with restrictive land use regulations, often referred to as “smart growth,” were hit the hardest when housing crisis hit....

Read More..
Friday, September 18, 2015
'Smart Growth' Causes Hawaii Losses in Affordable Housing
By NCPA @ 5:57 PM :: 4956 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Hawaii, California, Oregon, Vermont, Florida and Washington, which adopted some type of restrictive land-use policy over the last 30 years, all experienced some of the largest losses, in terms of home affordability....

Read More..
Sunday, September 06, 2015
9 Years of Hawaii Law Blogging
By Robert Thomas @ 9:05 PM :: 4179 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

I'd also like to hail my fellow law bloggers....

Read More..
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:09 PM :: 5270 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...once again, a property owner's federal constitutional claims -- raised in a federal forum -- get decided by a state court....

Read More..
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Contested Case or Court Case? The Hawaii Supreme Court Decides
By Robert Thomas @ 6:58 PM :: 4102 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

It's a fine balance, and until the Hawaii Supreme Court's recent decision in Kellberg v. Yuen, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals' decision in Hoku Lele, LLC v. City and County of Honolulu....

Read More..
Monday, June 01, 2015
Koa Ridge Arguments Before Supreme Court - State Prohibited From Rezoning "Potential" IALs?
By Robert Thomas @ 7:01 PM :: 4311 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sierra Club v. Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc....

Read More..
Friday, May 29, 2015
Eminent Domain Docfilm "Battle For Brooklyn" Now Streaming
By Robert Thomas @ 8:56 AM :: 3025 Views :: Land Use
"Battle For Brooklyn explains why property owners fight the taking of their homes and businesses, even when that fight is uphill."
Read More..
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Study: Honolulu Property Taxes Among Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 5462 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Taxes

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released the annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study, a comprehensive analysis of effective property tax rates in each state’s largest city....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
State Planning Office Publishes 'Land Use System Review'
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 2622 Views :: Land Use

In 2014, the State Office of Planning, on its own accord, initiated an examination of the State land use system....

Read More..
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Guess What: Hawaii Housing Is Expensive!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:25 AM :: 5089 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"Affordable Housing Maui Style" - from NewGeography.com....

Read More..
Sunday, April 05, 2015
The Turtle Bay Bill, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5501 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...They were under the impression that the bond sale process needed to begin by June 30 of this year. “No,” said the Department of Attorney General, “the law says that the bond sale needs to be DONE by June 30.”...

Read More..
Saturday, April 04, 2015
"Through a Glass Clearly: Predicting the Future in Land Use Takings Law"
By Robert Thomas @ 12:56 AM :: 2520 Views :: Land Use

It's not often that we say a law review article is a "must-read."...

Read More..
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Ige Nominates Three to BLNR
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 3518 Views :: Land Use

All three nominations are subject to confirmation by the Senate....

Read More..
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Rail Project Forum: Eminent Domain, Just Compensation, and Protecting Property Rights
By Robert Thomas @ 1:53 PM :: 3691 Views :: Land Use, Rail
Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Location: Farrington High School Cafeteria
Read More..
Friday, January 23, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: 9th Circuit Affirms State Supreme Court Ruling (sort of)
By Robert Thomas @ 2:28 PM :: 3728 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop, and today it did....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
"'Integral Yoga' Group and Swami Hope to Find Their Inner Balance in Federal Court"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:30 PM :: 4132 Views :: Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...for not permitting it to use their site on Maui's north shore for things like weddings....

Read More..
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court to Review Haleakala Telescope Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:35 PM :: 5428 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Judiciary, Land Use

The case thus represents a target-rich environment for the petitioners and the court....

Read More..
Friday, December 19, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately
By Robert Thomas @ 4:00 AM :: 4716 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Land Use

Last month, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion which declined to impose a duty of reasonable care on the Hawaii County Planning Department....

Read More..
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court In Aina Lea: The Rationales Behind The Opinion
By Robert Thomas @ 4:23 AM :: 3713 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

...the LUC violated petitioners’ constitutional rights....

Read More..
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bridge Aina Lea: Supreme Court Smacks Down LUC
By Robert Thomas @ 1:03 PM :: 4347 Views :: Development, Land Use

...the State Land Use Commission wrongfully amended the land use boundaries from "urban" back to to "agriculture" after $20M of construction was complete....

Read More..
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Kauai Dairy Farm Receives Approval
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 4786 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Land Use

...The original proposal of 2,000 cows on site was modified in July 2014 to 650-699 cows....

Read More..
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Hawaii Landmark Land Use Litigation for 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 3731 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

...new and important cases were decided by the Hawaii courts this year....

Read More..
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Supreme Court Blocks Friends of Makakilo Appeal vs DR Horton
By Robert Thomas @ 3:29 PM :: 4123 Views :: Development, Land Use

...The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a unanimous opinion in Friends of Makakilo v. D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC....

Read More..
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Meetings to Discuss Changes to the State’s Land Use System
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 3146 Views :: Land Use

State Office of Planning Hosting a Series of Stakeholder Meetings to Discuss 'Improvements' to the State’s Land Use System....

Read More..
Friday, November 14, 2014
Courageous Hawaii Won Local Control of Public Lands With Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 5188 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, Land Use

In Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Supreme Court unanimously declared....

Read More..
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Legacy Land Commission Seeks New Members
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 3441 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

There are currently three vacancies....

Read More..
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Kanaiolowalu: Broken Trust on Steroids
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 6522 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Land Use, OHA

PLDC and Kakaako Makai were just a warmup exercise....

Read More..
Page 4 of 7First   Previous   1  2  3  [4]  5  6  7  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940

ABCDEFG Blog

ACA Signups Hawaii

ACCE

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT