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County Testimony

Circuit breaker tax credit overdue for being updated

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Allow more square footage for second farm dwellings

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council        Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Exempt shipping containers from need to get permits

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Modify Maui code to promote manufactured, modular homes

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council        Alice Lee, Chair        Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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‘Guest house’ bill another way to add housing on Kauai

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai Planning Commission on June 4, 2024. ___________ June 4, 2024, 9 a.m. Kauai Planning Commission Lihue Civic Center, Mo’ikeha Building To: Kauai Planning Commission       Donna Apisa, Chair       Gerald

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Preapproved plans for multifamily housing would speed up homebuilding

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council on June 5, 2024. ___________ June 5, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaiʻi County Building To: Hawaii County Council       Heather Kimball, Chair       Holeka Goro Inaba, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot

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Include business properties in Big Island property tax break

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council for its May 29, 2024 hearing. ___________ May 29, 2024, 5 p.m. Hawaiʻi County Building To: Hawaii County Council       Heather Kimball, Chair       Holeka Goro Inaba, Vice-Chair

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Tourism-related tax hike a threat to Kauai economy

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai County Council on May 29, 2024. ___________ May 29, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Historic County Building To: Kauai County Council       Mel Rapozo, Chair       KipuKai Kuali‘i, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot

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Tax resolution raises concerns about economy, transparency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai County Council Committee of the Whole on May 22, 2024. ___________ May 22, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Historic County Building To: Kauai County Council, Committee of the Whole       Mel Rapozo, Chair  

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Ease rules on ag land homes to ease Maui housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council Housing and Land Use Committee on May 15, 2024. ___________ May 15, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber, Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council, Housing and Land Use Committee    

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Circuit breaker tax credit overdue for being updated

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Allow more square footage for second farm dwellings

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council        Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Exempt shipping containers from need to get permits

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Modify Maui code to promote manufactured, modular homes

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council        Alice Lee, Chair        Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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‘Guest house’ bill another way to add housing on Kauai

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai Planning Commission on June 4, 2024. ___________ June 4, 2024, 9 a.m. Kauai Planning Commission Lihue Civic Center, Mo’ikeha Building To: Kauai Planning Commission       Donna Apisa, Chair       Gerald

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Preapproved plans for multifamily housing would speed up homebuilding

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council on June 5, 2024. ___________ June 5, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaiʻi County Building To: Hawaii County Council       Heather Kimball, Chair       Holeka Goro Inaba, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot

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Include business properties in Big Island property tax break

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council for its May 29, 2024 hearing. ___________ May 29, 2024, 5 p.m. Hawaiʻi County Building To: Hawaii County Council       Heather Kimball, Chair       Holeka Goro Inaba, Vice-Chair

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Tourism-related tax hike a threat to Kauai economy

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai County Council on May 29, 2024. ___________ May 29, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Historic County Building To: Kauai County Council       Mel Rapozo, Chair       KipuKai Kuali‘i, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot

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Tax resolution raises concerns about economy, transparency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kauai County Council Committee of the Whole on May 22, 2024. ___________ May 22, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Historic County Building To: Kauai County Council, Committee of the Whole       Mel Rapozo, Chair  

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Ease rules on ag land homes to ease Maui housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council Housing and Land Use Committee on May 15, 2024. ___________ May 15, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber, Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council, Housing and Land Use Committee    

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