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Housing, Land Use & Zoning

HB2090 would direct counties to expand mixed-use zoning

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing, Water and Land, and Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs committees on Feb. 12, 2024. _____________ Feb. 12,  2024, 2:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on

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‘Starter homes’ bill, HB1630 HD1, deserves wide support

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing, Water and Land and Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on Feb. 12, 2024. _____________ Feb. 12,  2024, 2:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing

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‘Yes in God’s backyard’ bill another way to boost housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 15, 2024. ___________ Feb. 15, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke

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SB2804 offers kupuna-friendly approach to agricultural land use

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 8, 2024. _____________ Feb. 8, 2024, 1:01 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen.

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SB2035: Allow majority vote, cut permitting time at LUC

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7,  2024, 1:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Water and Land       Sen.

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HB1988 would let counties develop mixed-used housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke

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Hawaii also should enact a ‘Yes in God’s backyard’ bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke

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Inclusionary zoning feature conflicts with goal of SB2175

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Water and Land       Sen.

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Parts of Bill 64 would foster mixed-use neighborhoods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council on Feb. 8, 2024. _____________ Feb. 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Honolulu Hale To: Honolulu City Council Committee on Planning and the Economy       Esther Kiaʻāina, Chair       Radiant

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SB3202 one of ‘most important’ housing bills of 2024 session

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Feb. 6, 2024. _____________ Feb. 6,  2024, 1:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang, Chair  

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HB2090 would direct counties to expand mixed-use zoning

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing, Water and Land, and Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs committees on Feb. 12, 2024. _____________ Feb. 12,  2024, 2:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on

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‘Starter homes’ bill, HB1630 HD1, deserves wide support

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing, Water and Land and Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on Feb. 12, 2024. _____________ Feb. 12,  2024, 2:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing

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‘Yes in God’s backyard’ bill another way to boost housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 15, 2024. ___________ Feb. 15, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke

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SB2804 offers kupuna-friendly approach to agricultural land use

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 8, 2024. _____________ Feb. 8, 2024, 1:01 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen.

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SB2035: Allow majority vote, cut permitting time at LUC

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7,  2024, 1:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Water and Land       Sen.

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HB1988 would let counties develop mixed-used housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke

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Hawaii also should enact a ‘Yes in God’s backyard’ bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 8:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 430 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke

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Inclusionary zoning feature conflicts with goal of SB2175

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Water and Land on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Water and Land       Sen.

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Parts of Bill 64 would foster mixed-use neighborhoods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council on Feb. 8, 2024. _____________ Feb. 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Honolulu Hale To: Honolulu City Council Committee on Planning and the Economy       Esther Kiaʻāina, Chair       Radiant

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SB3202 one of ‘most important’ housing bills of 2024 session

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Feb. 6, 2024. _____________ Feb. 6,  2024, 1:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang, Chair  

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