Many outreach workers make salaries that qualify them as “very low income” in Honolulu.
Rep. Cedric Gates says he’ll introduce a measure next session to create similar legal encampments on Oahu.
The plan to create separate entrances for low-income residents was opposed by affordable housing advocates.
Community Outreach Court doles out community service and uses social workers to help defendants get off the streets.
Developer Jay Fang wins approval for his 26-story tower despite some rocky moments at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
The resolution would allow the City Council to select three members of the seven-member commission.
Councilwoman Kymberly Pine said the developer needs to address concerns about a planned separate entrance to the lower-cost rental units.
Ikaika Anderson seeks to change the selection process for the Honolulu police and fire commissions, whose members are now mayoral appointees.
The developer of a proposed mixed-income high rise calls it practical, but a critic says it “segregates people in a very clear way.”