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SUSTAINABILITY TOP PRIORITY FOR 2008

City Council members Donovan Dela Cruz (District 2) and Ann Kobayashi (District 5) have introduced a package of sustainability bills and resolutions that would make Oahu a much more environmentally friendly place to live.  Please call, email, fax and/or write the City Council and write letters to the editor to support the following bills and resolutions.   Hearings are scheduled to begin on or about January 8, 2008.

(To view details of bill/resolution, click on the title)

Bill/Resolution Summary
Status

Bill 82: Recycling or reuse of construction and demolition waste
Requires a plan to recycle or reuse at least 60% of the weight of all construction and demolition waste when comtemplating the construction or demolition of any building or structure.
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BILL PASSED FIRST READING AND WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

Bill 83: Recycling at City facilities
Places recycling containers at City parks, malls, the Zoo, City golf courses, Waikiki Shell, NBC, major transit transfer stations, Honolulu Hale, Kapolei Hale, Municipal Building.
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BILL DEFERRED IN PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE- February 26, 2008

Bill 84: Use of bags provided to customers
Addresses the unavoidable consequences to the land, water, wildlife and natural resources of non-biodegradable plastic bags.
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BILL DEFERRED IN PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE- February 26, 2008

Bill 85: Real property tax credits for solar water heaters
Provides a one-time tax credit of $300 against the owner’s real property tax liability.
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BILL REPORTED OUT OF BUDGET COMMITTEE FOR PASSAGE ON SECOND READING AND SCHEDULING OF A PUBLIC HEARING AS AMENDED IN CD1 FORM- February 27, 2008

Bill 86: Parking fees for hybrid vehicles
Encourages hybrid vehicle use by providing free parking at City meters.
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BILL PASSED FIRST READING AND WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEES ON TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS AND BUDGET (CONSECUTIVE REFERRAL).

Bill 87: Building code
Requires all new building construction to meet minimum LEED standards of design and construction.
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BILL DEFERRED IN BUDGET COMMITTEE- February 26, 2008

Bill 88: Motor vehicle weight tax
Encourages hybrid vehicle use by reducing motor vehicle weight tax by 50%
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BILL DEFERRED IN COMMITTEE- February 6, 2008

Bill 89: Street lights
Requires the City to install LED lighting for all street lights.
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BILL PASSED FIRST READING AND WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

Bill 90: Water conservation
Requires certain buildings to install automatic faucets, toilets and urinals.
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BILL AMENDED TO CD1 AND DEFERRED IN TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE- February 7, 2008

Bill 91: Water conservation
Requires low-flow showerheads at all city parks.
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ADOPTED, BILL PASSED SECOND READING , PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED AND REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE COMMITTEE-January 23, 2008

Resolution 07-189: Community gardens
Identifies areas suitable for community gardens.
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RESOLUTION 07-189 ADOPTED -January 23, 2008

Resolution 07-353: Sustainability policy
Establishes a City policy promoting the sustainability of its natural resources and quality of life in the City and County of Honolulu.
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NOT YET HEARD

Resolution 07-354: Development plans
Initiating amendments to the revised charter of the City and County of Honolulu 1973, as amended, relating to development plans.
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RESOLUTION DEFERRED IN EXECUTIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE-February 6, 2008

Resolution 07-355: Clean water and natural lands fund
Establishes a 9-member commission to set priorities for expenditures from the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund.
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RESOLUTION 07-355 CD1 WAS ADOPTED -February 20, 2008

Resolution 07-356: Recycling workshops
Requests that recycling workshops be conducted in the public schools.

RESOLUTION 07-356 WAS ADOPTED- December 12, 2007

Resolution 07-357: Eco-roofs
Encourages green roof construction.
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RESOLUTION DEFERRED IN ZONING COMMITTEE-November 27,2007

Resolution 07-358: Water consumption
Establishes a goal of reducing water usage at city facilities by 1% a year for the next 10 years.
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RESOLUTION 07-358 CD1 WAS ADOPTED-January 23, 2008
 

 

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