Please sign, share, forward… A draft of an Alternative Building Code is stalled in the Dept of Public Works… help ask Mayor Kenoi to move it forward! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/653/323/248/move-forward-on-alternative-building-codes/ It is common knowledge, since the controversy over Bill 270, that alternative building legislation has broad support island wide and is long overdue. . . . → Read More:

What happened to HB111? in 2013

On March 21, the Senate Water and Land and Public Safety Committees held a joint hearing on the Sustainable Living Research Act bill. They voted to defer it. This means the bill is no longer alive this session. Senator Malama Solomon, the Water and Land Committee Chair acknowledged the substantial amount . . . → Read More: What happened to HB111? in 2013

What is the status of HB111

Dear Ones, Thanks all for your work with this site.  I was just newly directed to it today by Terra of the Hawaiian Sanctuary. I have a large parcel of land, 84 acres, near Leilani yet under current laws and because of county water regulations it can have only one home . . . → Read More: What is the status of HB111

Public Protest Too Much For PLDC?

http://geobigisland.blogspot.com/2012/10/public-protest-too-much-for-pldc.html By Dave Smith A protest over the Public Land Development Corporation. Photo courtesy Hawaii News Now. It looks like it will be try, … again for the Public Land Development Corporation. The controversial new state agency designed to increase revenues from state lands using public-private partnerships is continuing its efforts . . . → Read More: Public Protest Too Much For PLDC?

Sustainable Living Resolution, October 2nd

The Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance is working towards amending current laws to allow more eco-friendly practices, communities and buildings. This resolution (302-12) urges the Hawaii State Legislature enact legislation to establish Sustainable Living Research Sites on parcels less than 15 acres that are designated “agricultural” under state law in Hawaii. It . . . → Read More: Sustainable Living Resolution, October 2nd

What Exactly is the Problem with PLDC? Where do we begin?

comments on proposed administrative rules for Public Land Development Corporation for hearing Monday, August 20, 2012, 6 PM, Waiakea High School Cafeteria, Hilo by Cory Harden, PO Box 10265, Hilo, Occupied Hawai’i 96721  808-968-8965  mh@interpac.net   PUBLIC STATEMENT The “21st Century Mahele”. That’s what some people are calling PLDC. PLDC was . . . → Read More: What Exactly is the Problem with PLDC? Where do we begin?

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