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New Honolulu Housing Bill Seeks The Middle Ground Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Housing Bill Seeks The Middle Ground

UPDATED The City Council passed a measure Wednesday that includes concessions to both housing advocates and developers.

Palace Intrigue: Ernie Martin Tries To Return As City Council Chairman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Palace Intrigue: Ernie Martin Tries To Return As City Council Chairman

Even as he runs for Congress, the North Shore council member may regain the chairmanship this month.

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision Courtesy of Aaron Jones

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision

The 8-acre site is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its owner says some of the homes would be for his children.

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower City and County of Honolulu

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower

After it nixed its “poor door” entrance, the ProsPac Tower developer gains zoning exemptions from the City Council.

Waialua Residents Want The Lights Back On At Their District Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waialua Residents Want The Lights Back On At Their District Park

Swim team members are among the North Shore residents inconvenienced since the old lights were removed  in 2016.

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help

City Councilman Joey Manahan’s bill would set up a system to distribute money previously set aside to assist affected businesses.

City Stuck With Abandoned Cars Registered To Service Members Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Stuck With Abandoned Cars Registered To Service Members

Honolulu has been storing them in golf course parking lots because federal law prohibits them from being auctioned off.
Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground

A City Council committee agrees to incentives for developers, but hesitates to impose requirements to build affordable units.
Honolulu Must Help Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Must Help Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction

The City Council’s aborted attempts can’t be the end of this, because many more businesses are about to be affected.

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