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A father’s gift to remember his dead son has become a story of special treatment by the Honolulu City Council.
Neighbors complain about homes with 15 or more bedrooms, but they’re defended by a man who said they serve multigenerational households.
But the committee postponed action on a measure to extend the sit-lie ban to areas around schools and libraries.
Only about half as many high rises built before 1975 would have to be retrofitted under an amended version of the measure.
Burning more discards could save money as recycling gets more expensive, but environmentalists say it’s the cost of caring for the planet.
The panel tinkered with homelessness proposals, shifting from the concept of safe zones to tiny homes.
Councilwoman Kymberly Pine is also still pushing a measure to ban plastic foam takeout containers.
The expense of paying workers time and a half increased 30 percent in the last five years, reaching $67 million in fiscal year 2017.
Residential buildings could each be evaluated to determine if a sprinkler retrofitting is necessary, a City Council committee is told.
UPDATED: The proposal to raise hotel taxes and extend the GET next faces another vote by the full Senate on Wednesday, then likely House consideration.
Two bills would have rezoned seven acres of agricultural land to urban or residential and allowed for up to 35 homes