Don’t allow unchecked development of Public lands

Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:58:52 -1000 To: amara@mindspring.com From: Amara Karuna <amara@mindspring.com> Subject: Love the Land, Use your voice ASAP- pls forward X-ELNK-Trace: 4e6b850a59a335f2d4c20f6b8d69d888b7f3a87d4e9c50f1966bbc449cd7964fcb321374d4726f44350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c X-Originating-IP: 98.150.165.121 X-ELNK-Received-Info: spv=0; X-ELNK-AV: 0 X-ELNK-Info: sbv=1; sbrc=-0; sbf=eb; sbw=010;   If you love Hawaii, and want to protect our public lands from unsupervised commercial . . . → Read More: Don’t allow unchecked development of Public lands

Sustainable Living Research Resolution proposal

PROPOSAL FOR A RESOLUTION BY THE HAWAII COUNTY COUNCIL Concerning Sustainable Living Research Sites in the State of Hawaii 7/1/12   The purpose of this Resolution is to support the worldwide transition to a livable, just, and sustainable civilization, by requesting and urging the Government of the State of Hawaii to . . . → Read More: Sustainable Living Research Resolution proposal

Have you broken these rules for contractors?

As usual most anything can be done legally (though not necessarily well) if one pays a lot of money to engineers and contractors. Here is a relevant HAR DCCA chapter (77) regarding contractors: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/har/har_77-c.pdf Sixty (60!) pages. Starting on page 42 of the PDF is Exhibit A, specialty contractor classifications. I . . . → Read More: Have you broken these rules for contractors?

Special Permit requirements for Farmers Markets

From: Graham Ellis Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 8:06 AM To: Jeff Darrow Planning Dept. RE: Special Permit requirements for Farmers Markets and Community Buildings on land zoned Ag. Dear Jeff, Following our  Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance meeting yesterday l am writing to request your feedback on two further questions. Regarding . . . → Read More: Special Permit requirements for Farmers Markets

register to vote!

REGISTER TO VOTE. Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance efforts are currently focused on changing government regulatory obstacles to sustainability and community. We need to support candidates who support us!! Register to vote. July 12 is the deadline to register for the August 11, 2012 Primary election. Who May Register to Vote? You . . . → Read More: register to vote!

Oregon Ecovillage links

In Oregon in general, Recode Oregon is a great resource, with relevant activities re code issues in diverse parts of the state: http://www.recodeoregon.org/ Portland is buzzing with related activity. At least seven Cohousing groups listed in the CohoUS directory, find them here by scrolling down to Oregon: https://www.cohousing.org/directory The FIC site . . . → Read More: Oregon Ecovillage links

Planning and Zoning for Ecovillages

The best article l’ve found on Planning and Zoning for Ecovillages is <http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/articles/ecoville.shtml> and be sure to check out our sister organization on Maui and their excellent power point presentation on ecovillage zoning <http://mauisustainablecommunities.wikispaces.com/>

From the County of Hawaii’s “Sustainability Primer” report

From the County of Hawaii’s “Sustainability Primer” report Adopted by the Council Resolution # 249 November 4th 2009 http://www.hawaiicountyrandd.net/hcrc/resources/hawaii-sustainability-primer page 23 “This is a journey that is going to take unprecedented leadership. We are not going to get the future we want if we sit back and wait for someone else . . . → Read More: From the County of Hawaii’s “Sustainability Primer” report

HSCA requests review of the Special Permit process

From Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance SPACE and Belly Acres are facing challenges to their special use permits.  They are test cases for other groups wanting to do the same.  Their success is vital for setting a precedent for others of us to use this legal process, in order to use our . . . → Read More: HSCA requests review of the Special Permit process

Legality of the Complaint Driven Process of Building and Land Usage Inspections

The Complaint Driven Process of Building and Land Usage Inspections Are these processes or action themselves illegal (under County, State or Federal constitution and/or other applicable laws relating to due process and similar)? Points are: * No criteria or process at county level for determining validity of complaint. Might the county . . . → Read More: Legality of the Complaint Driven Process of Building and Land Usage Inspections