NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2774
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 7A, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HOUSING POLICY FOR THE COUNTY OF KAUA’I
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 7A, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, relating to the Housing Policy for the County of Kaua’i.
The purpose of Bill No. 2774 is to incorporate the findings and recommendations contained in the June 2019 Workforce Housing Nexus and Financial Feasibility Analysis (“Nexus Analysis”), which was contracted by the Housing Agency, while giving consideration to the goals and strategies outlined in the 2018 Kaua’i County General Plan. The Nexus Analysis documents and quantifies the relationship between new residential and resort development and the need or demand for workforce housing arising from various types of new development. Bill No. 2774 a) lowers the definition of workforce housing opportunities to one hundred twenty percent (120%) and below of the Kaua’i median household income, b) amends certain definitions as shown in the bill, c) establishes exemptions for certain special planning areas and design districts, d) increases the period of affordability for income restricted homes from 20 years to 50 years, e) removes the requirement for county council approval for imposing geographical preferences, and f) makes other grammatical and formatting changes for purpose of clarity and substance.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to email@example.com. Copies of the Bill are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Bill at their subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2774 was passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on January 29, 2020, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Cowden, Evslin, Kagawa, Kuali’i, Kaneshiro TOTAL – 6,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Brun TOTAL – 1,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
January 30, 2020 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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