The County of Maui Dept. of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC) announced that a briefing on Lanai affordable housing will be held Friday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center.
Your manaʻo is being sought on the Beneficiary Consultation Report for the recent round of statewide beneficiary consultation meetings on proposed changes to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ administrative rules.
On Friday, April 8, 2016, the Department of Water Supply will be replacing a leaking service line on Main Street in Wailuku. The work will be performed from approximately 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Governor David Ige announced his administration’s proposal to amend DHHL’s operating budget request for fiscal year 2017 from $9.6 million to $23.5 million in general funding, $17.8 million provided directly to DHHL and $5.7 million to Budget & Finance to cover fringe benefits for DHHL employees. The Governor’s message also included a recommended level of $17.1 million in general funds to reimburse DHHL for administrative and operating expenses paid in FY 16, the current fiscal year, with departmental resources including special and trust funds. This comes following a court order to make sufficient sums available to DHHL for its administrative and operating expenses.
Gov. David Ige is proposing a funding plan that is consistent with the State Constitution requirement to provide sufficient funding for administrative and operating expenses for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (article XII, section 1).
Hawaiian Electric Co. asked the state Thursday to approve a $340 million smart-grid system that would improve reliability, allow for increased use of renewable energy sources and give customers more control over their electrical use.
DKI APCSS partnered with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in conducting the event titled “The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy.” Participants explored opportunities for the two nations to develop, prioritize and disseminate alternate energy technologies as part of a future energy mix
The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present a new level of recognition with the premier of the “BIA Awards in Construction Excellence,” (ACE) featuring the winners of the 31st Annual BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards and 58th Annual Parade of Homes Awards. The new “ACE Gala” dinner will be held at The Modern Honolulu on October 5, 2016. These premier statewide competitions are open to all residential and commercial projects that have not been previously entered in a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling or Parade of Homes Awards competition.
Citing higher property tax valuations this year, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said that he is proposing that the property tax rate in all categories remain flat this year, during his annual budget presentation before County Council members today.
HECO backed out of contracts with SunEdison Inc. for three solar projects in February because of SunEdison’s financial situation and failure to meet project milestones. Since HECO’s cancellation, D.E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, said it is committed to purchasing the projects so construction can continue and the 112 megawatts of solar energy can be online before the end of the year.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce a free public viewing of the Solar Impulse 2. The public will be able to view the aircraft and meet the crew that’s making the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane. The viewing is scheduled at the following location and time
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks is making multiple improvements from March through November at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, on Walker Ave. Work will include the repair, repaving and striping of the park entry, roadways and parking areas; replacement of connecting sidewalks; renovations to the comfort station including a new foot rinsing area. The day use pathway will be replaced with a new concrete pathway; new and replacement picnic tables; and the construction of a new accessible picnic table and pathway in the upper parking area.
The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced that due to the flooding at the Maui DMVL Service Center last week, the location for the Philippine Consulate Outreach has been moved.
During an appropriations hearing today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julian Castro, to recognize the need for resources to support homeless families in Hawai‘i and address the housing shortage. In response, Secretary Castro pledged that Hawai‘i would receive its “fair share” of federal resources and reiterated his commitment to addressing homelessness in Hawai‘i.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives