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End of permit streamlining called doom for Coco Palms

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

~~<p>Repealing an ordinance that expedites the permit process to rebuild structures destroyed by Hurricane Iniki will put an end to restoration plans for the Coco Palms Resort, the iconic Kauai hotel where Elvis Presley filmed &quot;Blue Hawaii,&quot; argues Bob Jasper, who holds guided tours at the property.</p>
<p>&quot;If it passes, it would pretty much be the death for the hotel,&quot; he said.</p>
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Repealing an ordinance that expedites the permit process to rebuild structures destroyed by Hurricane Iniki will put an end to restoration plans for the Coco Palms Resort, the iconic Kauai hotel where Elvis Presley filmed "Blue Hawaii," argues Bob Jasper, who holds guided tours at the property.

"If it passes, it would pretty much be the death for the hotel," he said. Login for more...



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