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County Testimony

Property tax hikes wrong medicine for Maui woes

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council Budget, Finance, and Economic Planning Committee on April 15, 2024. ___________ April 15, 2024, 6 p.m. Mitchell Pauʻole Community Center, Main Hall To: Budget, Finance, and Economic Development Committee      

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Pass Bill 123 to speed up permitting of ADUs on Big Isle

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission on April 18, 2024. ___________ April 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers  To: Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission        Barbara DeFranco, Chair From: Joe

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Study STR economic impact before advancing Bill 121

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission on April 18, 2024. ___________ April 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers To: Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission       Barbara DeFranco, Chair      From: Joe

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Simplifying ADU process via Bill 123 would boost Hawaii Island housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Windward Planning Commission on April 4, 2024. ___________ April 4, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii County Council Chambers in Hilo To: Hawaii County Windward Planning Commission       Dennis Lin, Chair    

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County resolution exemplifies why we still have housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council on March 25, 2024. ______________ March 25, 2024, 10 a.m. Honolulu Hale To: Honolulu City Council       Tommy Waters, Chair       Esther Kiaʻāina, Vice-Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

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‘Guest house’ proposal, Bill 2919, could provide multiple benefits

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai County Council on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Kauai County Council Historic County Building To: Kauai County Council       Mel Rapozo, Chair       KipuKai Kuali‘i, Vice

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Reform emergency permitting to quicken Lahaina recovery

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on March 8, 2024. _____________ March 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Maui County Council Chamber To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura, Vice-Chair From:

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Property tax hikes wrong medicine for Maui woes

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council Budget, Finance, and Economic Planning Committee on April 15, 2024. ___________ April 15, 2024, 6 p.m. Mitchell Pauʻole Community Center, Main Hall To: Budget, Finance, and Economic Development Committee      

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Pass Bill 123 to speed up permitting of ADUs on Big Isle

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission on April 18, 2024. ___________ April 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers  To: Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission        Barbara DeFranco, Chair From: Joe

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Study STR economic impact before advancing Bill 121

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission on April 18, 2024. ___________ April 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers To: Hawaii County Leeward Planning Commission       Barbara DeFranco, Chair      From: Joe

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Simplifying ADU process via Bill 123 would boost Hawaii Island housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Windward Planning Commission on April 4, 2024. ___________ April 4, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii County Council Chambers in Hilo To: Hawaii County Windward Planning Commission       Dennis Lin, Chair    

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County resolution exemplifies why we still have housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council on March 25, 2024. ______________ March 25, 2024, 10 a.m. Honolulu Hale To: Honolulu City Council       Tommy Waters, Chair       Esther Kiaʻāina, Vice-Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

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‘Guest house’ proposal, Bill 2919, could provide multiple benefits

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai County Council on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Kauai County Council Historic County Building To: Kauai County Council       Mel Rapozo, Chair       KipuKai Kuali‘i, Vice

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Reform emergency permitting to quicken Lahaina recovery

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on March 8, 2024. _____________ March 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Maui County Council Chamber To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura, Vice-Chair From:

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