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Housing, Land Use & Zoning

SB937: LUC reforms could speed up homebuilding

The following testimony was presented February 15, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Water and Land. ___________ February 15, 2023 12:30 p.m. Conference Room 229 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Water and Land        Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair    

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SB867: Eliminating inclusionary zoning would encourage housing growth

The following testimony was presented February 13, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Water & Land. ___________ February 13, 2023 3 p.m. Conference Room 225 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Senator Stanley Chang, Chair       Senator Dru

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HB670: Delays at LUC impede new housing

The following testimony was presented Feb. 14,, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ February 14, 2023 8:30 a.m. Conference Room 430 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Water & Land       Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Chair      

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HB676: Land-use reform idea welcome but has several drawbacks

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Housing, and the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 11 a.m. Conference Room 312 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Troy Hashimoto, Chair       Rep.

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HB673: Inclusionary zoning mandate nullifies good bill

The following testimony was presented Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Housing, and the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 11 a.m. Conference Room 312 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Troy Hashimoto, Chair    

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SB 678: Increasing conveyance tax would impair home affordability

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 7, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Senate Committee on Housing. ___________ February 7, 2023 2:15 p.m. Conference Room 225 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services      

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SB865: ALOHA homes proposal doesn’t address root of housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 7, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate committees on  housing, water and land, and government operations. ___________ Feb. 7, 2023 11:15 p.m. Conference Room 225 & Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Senator Stanley Chang, Chair    

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SB937: LUC reforms could speed up homebuilding

The following testimony was presented February 15, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Water and Land. ___________ February 15, 2023 12:30 p.m. Conference Room 229 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Water and Land        Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair    

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SB867: Eliminating inclusionary zoning would encourage housing growth

The following testimony was presented February 13, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Water & Land. ___________ February 13, 2023 3 p.m. Conference Room 225 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Senator Stanley Chang, Chair       Senator Dru

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HB670: Delays at LUC impede new housing

The following testimony was presented Feb. 14,, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ February 14, 2023 8:30 a.m. Conference Room 430 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Water & Land       Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Chair      

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HB676: Land-use reform idea welcome but has several drawbacks

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Housing, and the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 11 a.m. Conference Room 312 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Troy Hashimoto, Chair       Rep.

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HB673: Inclusionary zoning mandate nullifies good bill

The following testimony was presented Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Housing, and the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 11 a.m. Conference Room 312 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Troy Hashimoto, Chair    

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SB 678: Increasing conveyance tax would impair home affordability

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 7, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Senate Committee on Housing. ___________ February 7, 2023 2:15 p.m. Conference Room 225 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services      

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SB865: ALOHA homes proposal doesn’t address root of housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 7, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate committees on  housing, water and land, and government operations. ___________ Feb. 7, 2023 11:15 p.m. Conference Room 225 & Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Senator Stanley Chang, Chair    

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