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But there is much to be done to ensure the planning and permitting process remains satisfactory to all stakeholders.
Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office was tight-lipped about the details.
While the City Council was warned the nearly $200 million could be lost to flood-control efforts elsewhere, there is actually a surplus of federal money for such projects.
UPDATED: The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates.
A U.S. Conference of Mayors session highlighted the benefits of youth councils. Honolulu doesn’t have one.
But the full effect of Oahu’s new law severely limiting Airbnb-type rentals and imposing stiff fines on violators won’t start until late 2020.
The Honolulu mayor said he intends to put the famed “Stairway to Heaven” under control of the parks department and look at private proposals to manage access for hikers.
UPDATED: House Speaker Scott Saiki’s anti-moonlighting bill would apply to the governor as well as Hawaii’s mayors.
All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.
The proposal could take unhosted vacation units off the market and allow homeowners to operate bed-and-breakfasts.
The bill would make it easier for residents to rent out part of their homes but limit the number of properties listed by absentee owners.