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Grassroot Institute testifies against Maui TVR phase-out plan

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on June 25, 2024. ___________ June 25, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber, Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui Planning Commission       Kim Thayer, Chair       Dale Thompson, Vice-Chair

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Ditch old city transit rules superceded by state laws

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Transportation on June 25, 2024. ___________ June 25, 2024, 2:30 p.m. Honolulu Hale To: Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Transportation       Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Chair      

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Your input inspires us

One of my favorite parts about leading the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is that I have many opportunities to talk with our supporters, whether in person at our events or just out and about in the community, or over the phone or by email. I have the pleasure of hearing

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Include mixed-use buildings in new long-term rental class

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Finance Committee on June 18, 2024. ___________ June 18, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Finance Committee       Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Cindy Evans, Vice-Chair From:

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Extend use of preapproved plans to builders of muiltfamily housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council on June 19, 2024. ___________ June 19, 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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Allow more flexibility for sizes of second dwellings on farm lots

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 21, 2024. ___________ June 21, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber, Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Extend duration of emergency temporary housing structures

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 21, 2024. ___________ June 21, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Bill would protect exemption for long-term rental owners

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Finance Committee on June 18, 2024. ___________ June 18, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Finance Committee       Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Cindy Evans, Vice-Chair From:

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More freedom for beekeepers would be a benefit for all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii on June 20, 2024 _____________ June 20, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawai‘i Civic Center To: Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawai‘i       Barbara

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Grassroot Institute testifies against Maui TVR phase-out plan

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on June 25, 2024. ___________ June 25, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber, Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui Planning Commission       Kim Thayer, Chair       Dale Thompson, Vice-Chair

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Ditch old city transit rules superceded by state laws

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Transportation on June 25, 2024. ___________ June 25, 2024, 2:30 p.m. Honolulu Hale To: Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Transportation       Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Chair      

Read More →

Your input inspires us

One of my favorite parts about leading the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is that I have many opportunities to talk with our supporters, whether in person at our events or just out and about in the community, or over the phone or by email. I have the pleasure of hearing

Read More →

Include mixed-use buildings in new long-term rental class

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Finance Committee on June 18, 2024. ___________ June 18, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Finance Committee       Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Cindy Evans, Vice-Chair From:

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Extend use of preapproved plans to builders of muiltfamily housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council on June 19, 2024. ___________ June 19, 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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Allow more flexibility for sizes of second dwellings on farm lots

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 21, 2024. ___________ June 21, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber, Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Extend duration of emergency temporary housing structures

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 21, 2024. ___________ June 21, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Bill would protect exemption for long-term rental owners

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Finance Committee on June 18, 2024. ___________ June 18, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Finance Committee       Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Cindy Evans, Vice-Chair From:

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More freedom for beekeepers would be a benefit for all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii on June 20, 2024 _____________ June 20, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawai‘i Civic Center To: Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawai‘i       Barbara

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