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Increased fees on developers are reasonable


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2014

~~<p>For more than a decade, the city has not increased fees for a raft of land-use services involving permitting and paperwork. But now, with a massive development wave surging through Oahu, the time is ripe for the city Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) to enact modest increases in processing fees to handle the growing workload for a variety of large-scale land-use applications.</p>
<p>Hawaii's cyclical building industry is about to boom again, after years of slowness due to the recession and Hawaii's weakened economy. With the rise in activity will come greater demand on the city DPP for project reviews, plan sign-offs and processing of permits.</p>
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For more than a decade, the city has not increased fees for a raft of land-use services involving permitting and paperwork. But now, with a massive development wave surging through Oahu, the time is ripe for the city Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) to enact modest increases in processing fees to handle the growing workload for a variety of large-scale land-use applications.

Hawaii's cyclical building industry is about to boom again, after years of slowness due to the recession and Hawaii's weakened economy. With the rise in activity will come greater demand on the city DPP for project reviews, plan sign-offs and processing of permits. Login for more...



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