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Big Isle, Maui events feature Akina, Helton on housing

Find out at two events this month on Hawaii Island and Maui how lawmakers can facilitate more homebuilding in Hawaii at no cost to Hawaii taxpayers.

The featured speakers at both gatherings will be Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli‘i Akina and Grassroot policy researcher Jonathan Helton.

Helton is the author of the Grassroot Institute’s newest policy brief, How to facilitate more homebuilding in Hawaii,” which identifies multiple land-use, zoning and permitting regulations that get in the way of new housing, and suggests policy reforms that would encourage more homebuilding.

>> The Hawaii Island event will be an evening gathering on Thursday, Jan. 18, at The Venue in Hilo, 811 Laukapu St., hosted by the Hawaii Island Contractors Association, as part of its annual meeting. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will start around 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and includes drinks and heavy pupus. 

>> The Maui gathering will be a luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, hosted by the Grassroot Institute. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at noon. Admission is $10 and includes a light lunch and parking.

Both events will include Q&A sessions for audience members who have questions for the speakers.

To reserve your seating for the Hilo event, please go here; for the Kahului event, here

For more information, please call Sean Mitsui at 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org.

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