NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of public hearings to be held by the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), a body corporate and a public instrumentality of the State of Hawaii, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Sections 91-3, 92-41, 206E-5.6, and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 15-219 to consider proposed amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 15, Subtitle 4, Chapter 218 “Kakaako Reserved and Workforce Housing Rules”
DATES: April 7, 2021 (Presentation Hearing)
May 5, 2021 (Decision-Making Hearing)
PLACE: Hearings will be convened virtually*
*In accordance with the Governor’s February 12, 2021 Eighteenth Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency (“Eighteenth Emergency Proclamation”), specifically Section VI (B), ordering the suspension of specific provisions of certain laws including HRS Chapter 92, “public agency meetings and records” and social distancing guidelines issued by state and federal public health agencies in an effort to contain community spread of the ongoing COVID-19 Virus, the above-referenced public hearings will be convened virtually via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 702 569 4770
The public may also view the above-referenced public hearings which will be live streamed (simultaneously recorded and broadcast live) via the following internet “YouTube” link provided below:
In the event that the temporary suspension of specific provisions of the Sunshine Law provided for in the Governor’s Eighteenth Emergency Proclamation is lifted or otherwise no longer in effect, and therefore allowing the Authority to convene any of the above-referenced public hearings in person, those hearings will be held at the above-referenced times, at the following location:
HCDA Board Meeting Room
547 Queen Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
or as soon thereafter as those interested may be heard to consider the following items:
Summary of Proposed Amendments Relating to HAR Chapter 15-218, “Kakaako Reserved and Workforce Housing Rules”
The purpose of the proposed amendment to §15-218-41, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Kakaako Reserved and Workforce Housing Rules, is to allow the owner of a reserved housing or workforce housing unit to be able to pay all or a portion of the Authority’s share of equity to the Authority without selling or transferring the reserved housing or workforce housing unit.
The proposed Draft Amendment is available online at www.dbedt.hawaii.gov/hcda. A hard copy of the proposed Draft Amendment may also be obtained via regular mail upon payment of photocopying and postage handling fees. To request a hard copy, you may contact the HCDA by telephone at (808) 594-0300, by e-mail at email@example.com, or in person at 547 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) excluding State and Federal holidays.
Written public testimony regarding the proposed Draft Amendments will be accepted through the HCDA website at www.dbedt.hawaii.gov/hcda until 12:00 p.m. the day before the respective public hearing dates (“Written Testimony Deadline”). Persons wishing to present public testimony after the Written Testimony Deadline are encouraged to attend the public hearing to present oral testimony. Persons who intend to present oral testimony may sign up at the beginning of each public hearing. Persons who intend to submit written testimony are requested to submit 30 copies of their testimony by 12:00 p.m. before the date of the public hearing. Please be advised that any written public testimony submitted to the HCDA will be treated as a public record and, as such, any contact information contained therein may be available for public inspection and copying. Pursuant to HAR § 15-219-71, public comment or testimony may be limited to three minutes per speaker and speakers may be subject to questioning by the members of the HCDA board or by any other representative of the HCDA. For any questions or concerns regarding the above, please call the HCDA office at 594-0300.
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication are invited to contact Ms. Francine Murray, HCDA’s ADA Compliance Coordinator at 594-0300, or by facsimile at 587- 0299 at least five working days prior to the date required.
HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY,
JOHN WHALEN, CHAIRPERSON