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?
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
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 email@example.com 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?
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:58:52 -1000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Amara Karuna <email@example.com> Subject: Love the Land, Use your voice ASAP- pls forward X-ELNK-Trace: 4e6b850a59a335f2d4c20f6b8d69d888b7f3a87d4e9c50f1966bbc449cd7964fcb321374d4726f44350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c X-Originating-IP: 220.127.116.11 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
Dear members, As we approach the primary elections on August 11th, we are taking this opportunity to let you know our views regarding certain candidates who could be influential in bringing about the legislative changes that we are pursuing, should they be elected. James Weatherford is running for County Council District . . . → Read More: President’s Letter of Recommendation of Candidates
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
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?
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. 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!
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/>