Editorial | Letters Letter: Where is property tax revenue going? March 19, 2023 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s token $300 property tax credit for 152,000 homeowners is too little (“Addressing wicked problems,” Star-Advertiser, March 15). Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s token $300 property tax credit for 152,000 homeowners is too little (“Addressing wicked problems,” Star-Advertiser, March 15). It actually mirrors the $300 home exemption given in 1896 by the Republic of Hawaii. Since then, home prices and the cost of living certainly have grown many times over. The time period of 2014-2023 has seen the fastest growth, by over 80%, in Honolulu property taxes. What have these additional tax proceeds been used for? The public has not seen any major maintenance or improvements made to Honolulu facilities. Could it be that the huge increase in property taxes is going to be used for funding the operation and maintenance of the first opening segment of the rail transit system in July? Mary Monohon Kailua EXPRESS YOURSELF The Honolulu Star-Advertiser welcomes all opinions. Want your voice to be heard? Submit a letter to the editor. >> Write us: We welcome letters up to 150 words, and guest columns of 500-600 words. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and length. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. >> Mail: Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 7 Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana, Suite #7-500 Honolulu, HI 96813 >> Contact: 529-4831 (phone), email@example.com, staradvertiser.com/editorial/submit-letter Previous Story Editorial: Protecting abortion rights Next Story Column: Isn’t it time to stop making electricity more expensive?