Mayor Caldwell to sign Environmental Justice Bills

1234865_723706064389735_498203139815977431_n Wai‘anae – Mayor Kirk Caldwell will sign bills 35, 36, 37, 49, and 54 into law tomorrow, Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. at Kaupuni Neighborhood Park in Wai‘anae. Mayor Caldwell will be joined by bill author Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine and officials from the Department of Planning and Permitting, State Senator Maile Shimabukuro, State Representatives Karen Awana and Jo Jordan, a representative from Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s office, Neighborhood Board members, and representatives from several community organizations. Bills 35 (stockpiling of soil), 36 (grading violations and penalties), and 37 (grading without a permit) were introduced by Councilmember Pine following the illegal dumping of materials from Hawai‘i Kai Marina on private property in Wai‘anae. Bill 49 will rezone land situated at Lualualei Valley, and Bill 54 is a real property tax credit for low-income residents. Click here for more photos

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