Table courtesy Hawaii Housing Planning Study 2019 “The [Hawai‘i state] legislature pronounced that the problem of the critical shortage [of housing for low- and middle-income earners] was the high cost of housing. The causes of this high cost were said to be the ‘cost and availability of land, the cost of development, the cost and availability of financing, the cost added by … [Read more...] about Is Regulation to Blame? Perspectives on the prevalence of out-of-state homebuyers and lack of attainable housing in Maui County
The spread of transient vacation rental units is insidious: A March 2018 report from the Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice found that the proliferation of vacation rental units has caused a surge of nonresident homeowners seeking to commercialize the housing stock by renting short-term vacation rentals to visitors, instead of long-term rentals to locals in … [Read more...] about Planning department plans to enforce transient vacation rental rules
1. On June 23, Governor David Ige signed SB 2954, which authorized county police departments to send firearms registrants to the FBI’s “Rap Back” criminal record monitoring service. How many other states participate in the program? A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4 2. The State of Hawaii’s $100 million plan to install air conditioning in 1,000 classrooms is on hold because the … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii’s involvement in the FBI Rap Back program?
1. In a recent newsletter sent out to constituents, state Rep. Angus McKelvey, D–West Maui, North Kihei, touted various legislative accomplishments, including the bill SB 2439, which passed both houses and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. What does that bill do? A. Creates an industrial hemp pilot program B. Establishes a goal of 22,500 affordable rental units in the … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey’s legislative accomplishments?