Advocacy Updates

Bill 8 Addresses Mixed Use Property Taxes

For years, city administration has struggled to monitor and maintain records involved in real property tax assessments for mixed-use properties. Owners of these units pay property taxes based on the higher valued commercial use of the property, as well as the residential use, which provides a lower tax rate. 

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Resolution Allows Council Interaction To Investigate Rail Funding

City Council Resolution 16-255, introduced by Council Member Ikaika Anderson, would establish a group of council members to investigate funding for the Honolulu rail project by working with state, county and federal officials.

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Applicants Sought for City Appointed Positions

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his transition team are seeking energetic, self-motivated, high achievers with the desire to make a difference. Appointed positions are available including those within the administration, as well as those to fill various boards and commissions. 

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Draft Halawa Area TOD Plan Available for Review

The Department of Planning and Permitting held a third community meeting in Aiea to present the Public Review Draft of the Hālawa Area Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan, which plans for the area around the future Aloha Stadium rail station. The Public Review Draft is the result of two earlier community workshops, as well as a market analysis, resident survey and assessment of existing conditions. The plan was developed in coordination with state agencies that are studying options for stadium reconstruction or building a new stadium on the site, along with associated mixed-use development.

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