5/6/16: Honolulu City Council is finalizing the City’s operating budget for the next fiscal year. The current budget bill includes a $500,000 appropriation for surveys to identify historic properties and cultural landmarks to determine their eligibility for a Hawaii or National Registers of Historic Places within the one-half mile radius around each transit station. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation supports the measure and encourages others to submit testimony in support. Click here for the fact sheet CCH_CB14-2016_CD1_HistoricInventory_UpdatedFactSheet and see the information below with additional background.
ACTION NEEDED: Please consider submitting written testimony in support by Monday, May 9 for the next Budget Committee meeting. Testimony may be sent via the following link: http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html
The following is a sample template/format for submitting testimony:
To: Budget Committee Chair Ann H. Kobayashi & Committee Members
Date: May 10, 2016
Re: Bill 14, CD1 – $500,000 for surveys to identify historic properties and cultural landmarks within a one-half mile radius around transit stations
I support the $500,000 appropriation in Bill 14, CD1 for surveys to identify historic properties and cultural landmarks within a one-half mile radius around transit stations.
(Please state your personal reasons)
Thank you for the opportunity to testify in favor of this appropriation in Bill 15, CD1.
(Phone number [optional])
Budget Committee Agenda: http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-180685/051016%20Bud%20Sp%20AGENDA.pdf
Council Bill 14 (2016) Status Sheet: http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-177586/BILL014(16).htm
Council Bill 14 (2016): http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-179842/BILL014(16)%2c%20CD1.pdf
Please contact Councilmember Carol Fukunaga’s Senior Aide Chris Delaunay at 768-5069 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
4/1/16: Honolulu City Council is considering a measure to provide funding to identify historic buildings and other historic resources that are located in areas that could be affected by transit-oriented development.
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation supports the proposed funding measure (CC63) and encourages that it be added to Council Bill 14, the Executive Operating Budget and Program.
If approved, the funding will support the Department of Planning and Permitting and direct DPP to conduct a historic resource survey to identify historic properties and evaluate their eligibility for the Hawai‘i or National Registers of Historic Places.
The resulting identification of eligible historic properties would then inform plans and zoning in the station areas.
To support the funding measure, submit comments on CB14 proposed CD1 for the Committee on Budget meeting April 5, 2016.