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Stene: Yagong shortsighted on impact fees

Stene: Yagong shortsighted on impact fees

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Hoffmann: The demise of impact fees

Hoffmann: The demise of impact fees

Councilman Pete Hoffmann has issued the following statement: On Sept. 21, in a surprising reversal of its Planning Committee recommendation two weeks previous, the County Council voted 5-4 to defeat the long-anticipated Impact Fee legislation.    Despite the obvious need (expressed by almost everyone even remotely involved on this issue) to revamp the current ineffective […]

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Stene: Council failing community on impact fees

Stene: Council failing community on impact fees

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Kona Town Hall: Impact fees, Kona CDP (March 8)

Kona Town Hall: Impact fees, Kona CDP (March 8)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii has a severe shortage of infrastructure and public services, like connecting roads, neighborhood parks, police and fire stations and sewer facilities. How can increased shortages be prevented when new developments are built? What are Impact Fees and how do they work? How will the infrastructure improvements which have been identified in […]

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Impact fees on agenda at Waimea meeting (Feb. 3)

Impact fees on agenda at Waimea meeting (Feb. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE “Would I have to pay an impact fee if I built a dog house on my lot?” Don’t laugh! It’s a legitimate concern raised by a Hawaii Island resident recently during a discussion about what impact fees would mean to Hawaii County. The answer: No! But questions will be encouraged during the Waimea […]

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Hearing slated on school impact fees

Hearing slated on school impact fees

    A second public hearing on collecting school impact fees for West Hawaii public schools is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, April 13 at Kealakehe High School Library.    The state Department of Education (DOE) has the authority to collect land and construction fees from the developers of new residential housing in high growth […]

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