Ho‘opili development

Land is power in Honolulu Hale
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All nine Honolulu council members and the mayor owe their positions, in large part, to donors with strong ties to Hawaii’s powerful land development interests. Read More »

Will Caron
Mayor Caldwell signs bill to rezone land for Ho‘opili
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Mayor Caldwell today signed Bill 3 (2015) into law, rezoning land in West O‘ahu for the Ho‘opili development. Read More »

Future of rail, development hinge on mayoral election →

David Shapiro, in his Star-Advertiser column:

To build more housing for more commuters appears to double down on a failed strategy. Even with rail, these developments would add more cars and congestion than we have today.
Apologies if you can't get past the paywall. But his thesis – that this year's mayoral race is a referendum on rail and the push to develop ‘Ewa, which themselves are linked – is cogent. More at Star-Advertiser (paywall) »

Live-tweets from Ho‘opili vote

The state land use commission approved D.R. Horton's Ho‘opili project this afternoon. Read More »

Ikaika M Hussey
Ho‘opili against hope

Land Use Commission hearings continue on massive development Read More »

Ragnar Carlson
Tom Coffman: Coffman said, “I felt that the public trust, a kind of public compact between Campbell Estate and policy makers and opinion leaders, had been violated. And I felt ill-used in the process.”
Photo by Ragnar Carlson
Land Use Commission keeps Ho‘opili development plans alive
Jamie Winpenny
Supporters of preserving Hawaii's ag land packed a Land Use Commission meeting on Thursday, June 30. Photo by The Hawaii Independent Staff
(Honolulu Advertiser) West Oahu boards disagree over Hoopili development project
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Ikaika M Hussey