The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is scheduled to start construction on the final city center segment through downtown Honolulu next year. But, Honolulu Councilmembers are still grappling with what to do with private property acquisitions. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Critics say extra-large structures known as “Monster Homes” are apartment buildings masquerading as single or two family dwellings in residential neighborhoods. Issues of parking, impact on property taxes, and sewer capacity prompted calls for relief, but the City Council is struggling with how best to address the situation.
The 9.5 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit Project is awaiting award of a contract to complete the line to Ala Moana Center. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, City lawmakers are looking beyond Ala Moana.
The fate of Hāʻiku Stairs could soon be returning to another agency of the City and County of Honolulu. Supporters of reopening the stairs say the move is more symbolic than it is significant. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.
Tropical Storm Darby swept through O’ahu last month with heavy rains that caused flooding in parts of urban Honolulu. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the City Council focused on some of the problem areas today.
A Honolulu City Council Committee passed a Resolution today that would enable the Administration to develop rules to build more affordable rental housing for lower income residents. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee passed a bill today that would re-start the bidding process for the leasehold sale of the city’s affordable housing properties. That, following the failure of the highest bidder to meet financing deadlines by the end of last year. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Honolulu City Council attempted to have more of a say on how money from the sale of public rental housing is spent. The Council approved the initial sale proposal more than two years ago but introduced measures to change or stop the sale. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
It's that time of year, when Mayors submit their budgets to County Councils. In Hawaii County, the main headline from Mayor Billy Kenoi's budget is a proposal to raise property taxes. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.