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County Testimony

Bill 37 fails to index tax credit to inflation; Bill 38 is better

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council on Feb. 28, 2023. ___________ February 28, 2023 9 a.m. Honolulu City Council Chambers To: Honolulu City and County Council Committee on Budget        Radiant Cordero, Chair        Matt

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Proposed tax change on Hawaii island could hurt older homebuyers

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 21, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Hawaii County Committee on Finance. ___________ February 21, 2023 11 a.m. Hawaii County Building To: Committee on Finance       Councilmember Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Councilmember Cindy Evans, Vice Chair From:

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Third-party reviewers could help clear Honolulu permitting backlog

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 22, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Honolulu City Council. ___________ February 22, 2023 10 a.m. Honolulu City Council Chambers To: Honolulu City and County Council       Tommy Waters, Chair       Esther Kiaʻāina, Vice Chair From: Grassroot

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Institute urges Kauai Council to OK retroactive property tax credit

The following testimony was presented February 16, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the County of Kauai. _____________ February 16, 2023 11:30 a.m. Kauai County Council Chambers To: Kauai County Finance & Economic Development Committee       Councilmember Luke Evslin, Chair       Councilmember Addison Bulosan,

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Testimony: Bill 10 could help add Oahu housing

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Sept 26, 2022, by the Honolulu City Council. ______________ To: Honolulu City Council       Tommy Waters, Chair        Esther Kia‘aina, Vice Chair From: Ted Kefalas        

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Testimony: Kudos to Maui County resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration April 1, 2022, by the Maui County Council. _______________ To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii             Ted

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Testimony on ‘Community Workforce Agreements’ — Bill 37

This testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Honolulu City Council Committee on Budget, July 24, 2019. RE: Bill 37 (2019) — RELATING TO COMMUNITY WORKFORCE AGREEMENTS. [1]  Aloha, Chair [Joey] Manahan, Vice Chair [Brandon] Elefante and other members of the Honolulu City Council Committee on

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Bill 37 fails to index tax credit to inflation; Bill 38 is better

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council on Feb. 28, 2023. ___________ February 28, 2023 9 a.m. Honolulu City Council Chambers To: Honolulu City and County Council Committee on Budget        Radiant Cordero, Chair        Matt

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Proposed tax change on Hawaii island could hurt older homebuyers

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 21, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Hawaii County Committee on Finance. ___________ February 21, 2023 11 a.m. Hawaii County Building To: Committee on Finance       Councilmember Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Councilmember Cindy Evans, Vice Chair From:

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Third-party reviewers could help clear Honolulu permitting backlog

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 22, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Honolulu City Council. ___________ February 22, 2023 10 a.m. Honolulu City Council Chambers To: Honolulu City and County Council       Tommy Waters, Chair       Esther Kiaʻāina, Vice Chair From: Grassroot

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Institute urges Kauai Council to OK retroactive property tax credit

The following testimony was presented February 16, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the County of Kauai. _____________ February 16, 2023 11:30 a.m. Kauai County Council Chambers To: Kauai County Finance & Economic Development Committee       Councilmember Luke Evslin, Chair       Councilmember Addison Bulosan,

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Testimony: Bill 10 could help add Oahu housing

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Sept 26, 2022, by the Honolulu City Council. ______________ To: Honolulu City Council       Tommy Waters, Chair        Esther Kia‘aina, Vice Chair From: Ted Kefalas        

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Testimony: Kudos to Maui County resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration April 1, 2022, by the Maui County Council. _______________ To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii             Ted

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Testimony on ‘Community Workforce Agreements’ — Bill 37

This testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Honolulu City Council Committee on Budget, July 24, 2019. RE: Bill 37 (2019) — RELATING TO COMMUNITY WORKFORCE AGREEMENTS. [1]  Aloha, Chair [Joey] Manahan, Vice Chair [Brandon] Elefante and other members of the Honolulu City Council Committee on

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