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City hits tax mess with Kunia tract


    Tucked along the foothills above Waipahu, Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands has been in the news in recent years because of illegal land uses, including the building of residences. The remote development has no paved roads, street names or postal addresses and is not connected to the island’s water, sewer, phone and power grids.

The city intends to refund nearly $500,000 in property taxes that it inappropriately collected over two years from farmers for a controversial off-the-grid agriculture development in Kunia. Read more

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