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Thursday, October 5, 2023
Governor’s housing proclamation could be a ‘Pandora’s box’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:37 PM :: 1784 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...once in a while, go in and break the system....” 

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
VIDEO: ‘Innovative solutions’ to address housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:50 PM :: 1523 Views :: Development, Land Use

... if Hawaii wants more housing built, it should first reduce — or even eliminate — zoning regulations, particularly single-family zoning. Then it should do away with discretionary permitting ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Think small to help resolve Kaua‘i’s housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:46 PM :: 1709 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Land Use

... allowing homebuilding on lot sizes smaller than currently allowed ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 1855 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... Are Hawaii’s water policies sufficient for fighting fires? ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
New dashboard highlights areas of Hawaiʻi housing crisis
By UHERO @ 10:04 PM :: 2021 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... customize data reports based on location, with information such as property and rental market, demographics, zoning and housing stock ....

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Governor’s revised housing proclamation caves to NIMBYs
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:46 PM :: 1829 Views :: Development, Land Use

"...the same bureaucracy and NIMBY-ism is happening with that emergency proclamation...."

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Friday, September 22, 2023
State Water Commission Holds Marathon 12 Hour Meeting
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1742 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... Despite some, who testified during Tuesday’s 12-hour-long meeting, claiming the suspension of the water code during the fire emergency set everything back to before 1987, Chang said that is not accurate ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Senators Push to Restore Official who Denied Firefighting Water for Lahaina
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 3597 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Land Use

... Yes.  'Your' legislators are supporting Kaleo Manuel ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Can One Government Official Really Hold Up Necessary Water Uses? The Hawaii Public Water Trust In Action
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 AM :: 4964 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... this just had some devastating consequences ....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Green Backtracks on YIMBY Emergency Order
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 3364 Views :: Development, Greenmail, Land Use

"Now all this is…an abuse of the emergency power that won't fast-track housing."

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Can BJ Penn tap out broken zoning code?
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 3389 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... the EP didn’t and doesn’t create any permanent change in government.  We need our legislature and county councils to do that ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Challenging the Housing Czar
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1930 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Threats of violence ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Rebuild? Give More Rights to Lahaina Property Owners
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 2128 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... policies the Maui Council can implement to boost the County's economy and encourage reconstruction in Lahaina ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Green Revises Housing Emergency Proclamation--calls it 'affordable'
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1845 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Here are some of the highlights:  Adds “affordable” housing to the title ....

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Monday, September 11, 2023
“How 'bout give the people their homes back.”
By Video @ 5:03 PM :: 3678 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... Joe Rogan and Tulsi Gabbard on the government screwing over the residents of Maui to take their land ....

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
Property rights should prevail in Lahaina
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:47 PM :: 2027 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... peoples’ homes and businesses are at stake, and their right to those properties must be defended ....

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Medeiros Resigns: Governor Blames Threats from BJ Penn
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 4028 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Republican Party

"...Threats have been made against me, loved ones who don’t even work for the government, and even children...."

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Lawyers: "Bishop Estate Caused Lahaina Fire"
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 3608 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... landowners knew how dangerous it was to have that huge volume of dry grass next to subdivisions, and could have saved hundreds of lives at cost of less than $1,000 per acre to cut the brush ....

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Friday, September 1, 2023
Suit: Hawaii governor overreaches with housing crisis proclamation
By Court House News @ 1:59 PM :: 2082 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Native Hawaiian interest groups and environmental organizations joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii and the Sierra Club on Thursday ....

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Maui Court Issues ‘Writ of Quo Warranto’ vs Green’s July 17 Housing Proclamation
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 2759 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... "The proclamation usurps all government power into the hands of one unelected former lobbyist" said Petitioner Tom Coffman ....

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Friday, August 25, 2023
To Tackle Highest Housing Costs in the Country, Hawaii's Governor Declares YIMBY Martial Law
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 2240 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... An emergency proclamation by Gov. Josh Green offers developers the opportunity to route around almost all regulations on building homes ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
How parking reform could help boost Hawaii’s housing stock
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:08 PM :: 1686 Views :: Development, Land Use

... most cities in the U.S. have required arbitrary amounts of parking to be built with every new building or new business ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Housing proclamation raises ‘questions galore’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:51 PM :: 2056 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... it selectively grants regulatory relief to projects designated by a committee of housing “czars” ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Hawaii Zoning Atlas Reveals where and how Zoning Rules Limit Housing Supply and Increase Costs
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2673 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

... The local Atlas team is part of a national coalition aiming to inform solutions to the housing crisis by cataloging land use policies across the U.S. ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DLNR 'Reassigns' Hawaiian Activist Who Delayed Water Resupply for Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 5399 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... 'Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner' at DLNR is transferred to new job after allegedly prioritizing taro patch over Lahaina firefighting ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Green: "Its going to be a very long time before any housing can be built"
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 2699 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

"We’ll also invest state resources to preserve and protect this land for our people; not for any development"

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Friday, August 4, 2023
Mixed feelings characterize reaction to housing proclamation
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 AM :: 1835 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... “It really does is just put pressure on the Legislature and say, ‘Are you going to act?'"....

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Housing Emergency Designed to Fail
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 4526 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Because it is temporary, Green’s Proclamation ensures that too few projects will be approved to actually bring down the cost of housing ....

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Hawaii isn't running out of land
By Selected News Articles @ 7:45 PM :: 2880 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

... a 1961 land-use law and subsequent amendments placed most of the land in the state off limits to development ....

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Friday, July 28, 2023
Pathways to Removing Housing Obstacles
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 2481 Views :: Development, Land Use

... PRO Housing to reduce barriers to affordable housing production by helping local communities address restrictive zoning, land use, and regulatory policies. It also expands financing for affordable, energy-efficient, and resilient housing, and promotes commercial-to-residential conversion ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Feds Propose New Critical Habitat for Green Sea Turtles
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 2000 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The proposed critical habitat areas include the states of California, Florida, Hawaiʻi, North Carolina and Texas; the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands; and the commonwealths of the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico ....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Green Signs Emergency Proclamation on Housing
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 2386 Views :: Development, Homelessness, Land Use

...“This emergency proclamation is one of the largest state-level housing actions anywhere in the country in years, if not decades," said Senator Stanley Chang, chair of the Senate Committee on Housing....

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Sunday, July 2, 2023
​Regulations make housing prices unsustainable
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:09 PM :: 2016 Views :: Development, Hawaii History, Land Use, Cost of Living

... why have prices spiked over the past half-century? ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Feds move forward on introducing imperiled species outside historic habitat in Hawaii, Guam
By Court House News @ 4:31 PM :: 1586 Views :: Environment, Land Use, GMOs

... The Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a plan that will give it more flexibility in helping species recover when their historic range is no longer suitable for survival ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
DLNR, DOA Continue Act 90 Partnership
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2166 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

... to transfer non-ag park lands to the Department of Agriculture (DOA) for agricultural production ....

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Sunday, April 23, 2023
Wanna know why homebuilders in Hawaii prefer to build mansions?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:22 PM :: 2888 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... homebuilders say multi-unit projects could be more profitable, but there are just too many rules, regulations and delays to make it worth the effort ....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Sue and Settle: Feds Agree to Designate Critical Habitat for another 49 Hawaii Species
By Court House News @ 5:37 AM :: 2165 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... the Fish and Wildlife Service has until June 30, 2028 to officially designate habitats for 46 of the 49 species. The ‘Akē‘akē, or band-rumped storm petrel, the anchialine pool shrimp and Baker’s loulu palm tree have a separate deadline of June 30, 2027 ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Sneaky One Day Notice to Comment--Will Next KSBE Trustee be a Tax Credit Schemer or a CNHA Operative?
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 6252 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Land Use

... surprise--you've got less than 24 hours to comment on KSBE Trustee selection  ....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Auditor Rips OHA Land Acquisitions--Making it up as they Go Along
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:06 PM :: 2556 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

... these acquisitions were ad hoc, featuring strategies and criteria created to facilitate the acquisition ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Supreme Court Says 'No' to Homeless Camps on Ag Land
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 2205 Views :: Agriculture, Homelessness, Land Use

... Hawaiʻi law expressly excludes overnight camps from the definition of permitted uses on Class A and B agricultural lands ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Schatz Goes YIMBY
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:09 PM :: 2276 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Development, Land Use

... A new federal “Yes In My Backyard” grant program, spearheaded by Hawaii’s U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, deserves kudos for targeting barriers to new housing ....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Hawaii’s Housing Shortage Explained
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:08 PM :: 2625 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Housing expert says Hawaii fits pattern of areas losing residents ....

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Monday, February 20, 2023
Zoning, planning reforms would help produce more Hawaii County housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:36 PM :: 2406 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

... How to ensure that zoning and building codes don’t undermine housing growth ....

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Abolish Zoning: Land Use Solution for Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:52 PM :: 2048 Views :: Development, Land Use

... “Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It” ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
How Living Off the Grid in Hawaii Compares to Other States
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 AM :: 2010 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

... five categories: feasibility, infrastructure, affordability, climate, and safety ....

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Friday, February 10, 2023
DLNR, Agriculture Department to Settle on Pasture Management?
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1526 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

... whether certain lands could be transferred from DLNR jurisdiction to HDOA ....

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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Are Zoning Laws the Cause of Hawaii's Housing Crisis?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:49 PM :: 1853 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It ....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Could this be a good year at the Hawaii Legislature?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:54 PM :: 1968 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Small Business, Cost of Living

... we have high hopes for a few ideas that could make a real difference for our state ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Hawaii targets housing reform as Legislature returns
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1999 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... 156 bills are on the current docket to be introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
DLNR to update administrative rules associated with the Natural Area Reserves System
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1433 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... allowing longer-term special use permits, adjusting parking fees for non-residents, managing commercial usage similar to the Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access program, extending the closure of areas, and restricting access to off-trail areas ....

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