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Language of bills stokes overreach concerns

Stricter stockpiling and illegal-dumping plans earn approval

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2014

~~<p>Four measures designed to address illegal dumping and stockpiling have advanced out of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee despite questions about the potential for unintended consequences negatively affecting the public.</p>
<p>Introduced by West Oahu Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, Bills 35, 36 and 37 increase maximum penalties and establish new penalties for recurring violations, explicitly bar the stockpiling of harmful substances on agricultural lands and prohibit an owner or developer with a willful violation from obtaining a grading permit after the fact.</p>
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Four measures designed to address illegal dumping and stockpiling have advanced out of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee despite questions about the potential for unintended consequences negatively affecting the public.

Introduced by West Oahu Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, Bills 35, 36 and 37 increase maximum penalties and establish new penalties for recurring violations, explicitly bar the stockpiling of harmful substances on agricultural lands and prohibit an owner or developer with a willful violation from obtaining a grading permit after the fact. Login for more...



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