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Housing, Land Use & Zoning

SB2762 SD1 means well, but rent freeze would be harmful

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 29, 2024. _____________ Feb. 29, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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SB2337 would give counties greater housing flexibility

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 1, 2024. _____________ March 1, 2024, 9:55 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Senator

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Add by-right approvals to HB2007 HD2 ‘YIGBY’ bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on Feb. 29, 2024. ______________ Feb. 29, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs    

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Proposal right to consider nonconforming structures

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on Feb. 27, 2024. _____________ Feb. 27, 9 a.m. County of Maui Service Center Suite 212A Conference Room To: Maui Planning Commission       Kellie Pali, Chair       Kim

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Allow more homes per lot to alleviate Maui housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on Feb. 27,2024. _____________ Feb. 27, 9 a.m. County of Maui Service Center Suite 212A Conference Room To: Maui Planning Commission       Kellie Pali, Chair       Kim Thayer,

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Two ‘kitchenettes’ per home would be great move for Maui

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on Feb. 27,2024. _____________ Feb. 27, 9 a.m. County of Maui Service Center Suite 212A Conference Room To: Maui Planning Commission       Kellie Pali, Chair       Kim Thayer,

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Pass SB2018 to avoid loss of density due to ‘downzoning’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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HB1988 HD1 would expand housing potential of counties

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 2024, 12 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Counties should have same housing power as HFDC

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. __________ Feb 26, 2024, 12:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB2762 SD1 means well, but rent freeze would be harmful

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 29, 2024. _____________ Feb. 29, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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SB2337 would give counties greater housing flexibility

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 1, 2024. _____________ March 1, 2024, 9:55 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Senator

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Add by-right approvals to HB2007 HD2 ‘YIGBY’ bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs on Feb. 29, 2024. ______________ Feb. 29, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs    

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Proposal right to consider nonconforming structures

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on Feb. 27, 2024. _____________ Feb. 27, 9 a.m. County of Maui Service Center Suite 212A Conference Room To: Maui Planning Commission       Kellie Pali, Chair       Kim

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Allow more homes per lot to alleviate Maui housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on Feb. 27,2024. _____________ Feb. 27, 9 a.m. County of Maui Service Center Suite 212A Conference Room To: Maui Planning Commission       Kellie Pali, Chair       Kim Thayer,

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Two ‘kitchenettes’ per home would be great move for Maui

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui Planning Commission on Feb. 27,2024. _____________ Feb. 27, 9 a.m. County of Maui Service Center Suite 212A Conference Room To: Maui Planning Commission       Kellie Pali, Chair       Kim Thayer,

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Pass SB2018 to avoid loss of density due to ‘downzoning’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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HB1988 HD1 would expand housing potential of counties

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 2024, 12 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Counties should have same housing power as HFDC

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. __________ Feb 26, 2024, 12:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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