KBR is seen as the leading advocate for private property rights and real property ownership.

         June 5, 2017
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Representative Nadine Nakamura to host Town Hall 
Friday June 9, 2017 
          Kapa`a Neighborhood Center

New District 14 Representative, Nadine Nakamura explains the pathway to getting a Bill introduced and passed in the Hawai'i Legislature as Senate President Ron Kouchi awaits Governor Ige's signature on Bill No. HB655 CD1 which authorizes State Funding for Invasive Species "Rose-Ringed Parakeet" study.
This past Friday Senator Brian Schatz Hosted a Lihu`e Town Hall at Chiefess Kamakahelei 

Topics discussed included:
Transportation, Park Service, Environment, Climate, Affordable Care, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Criminal Justice Reform,Failure of War on Drugs, Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering, Telehealth and Medicare, and Medical Cannabis.

We are not alone!
The importance of The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) became evermore apparent when I visited with the Peruvian Minister of Finance.
On a recent visit to Lima, Peru, I enjoyed  spending a leisurely luncheon with Alfredo Thorne Minister of Finance and friends at his ocean front home near Punta Hermosa. 

Peru was recently the recipient of torrential rains and massive flooding adding to their homeless population. We have been lucky since Kaua`i has not had a recent disaster since Hurricane Iniki. This trip drove home the fact that lack of affordable housing is not just a Hawai`i and Mainland problem but is in fact a worldwide one. A predicament that indeed may be overcome by reaching across borders and seeking advice and solutions from other nations around the world. 

Main Topics at the Realtor
MidYear Event in Washington

> Protect Sustainable Home Ownership
> Tax Reform
> National Flood Insurance Program

Planning Commission 
  General Plan Update 
  Tuesday May 23, 2017   

The Departmental Draft (May 23, 2017) incorporates revisions from Supplemental Reports 1,2,4&5  
Please Send Testimony to: plankauai@kauai.gov 
Governor Ige returns to Kaua'i to sign into law
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to assist and provide supplemental funds to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research the adverse effects of the Rose-Ringed Parakeet on Kaua`i and develop and begin implementation of a control plan to reduce the negative impacts.
"This bird is considered to be one of the most significant agricultural pests of important food crops."

Other Bills awaiting the Governor's signature are:

Relating to National Flood Insurance Program compliance

HB50, HD3, SD2  
  This Bill will allow the establisment of Appraisal Management Company in Hawai'i.

HB606, HD2, SD2, CD1  
Authorizes the counties, through their employees or authorized agents, to enter private property to control or eradicate invasive species and pests.

HB1244, HD1, SB2, CD1   > Transmitted to the Governor's desk
Requires upgrade, conversion, or sewer connection of all cesspools in the State before 2050 unless exempted. Broadens eligibility criteria for tax credit to offset costs. Requires the Department of Health to investigate existing cesspools, assess incentive programs, and report to the Legislature.  


Photo: Adams Morgan district Washington, DC

Visit RiceStreetKauai.com for the latest on the Lihu`e Town Core Revitalization

County Council Committee Meeting
 June 7, 2017 8:30 A.M. 

New Proposed Real Property Tax Rates

This Week Council will hear
Administration's recommendations for an islandwide Additional Rental Unit (ARU)

 Last week Council heard proposal of new Hanalei Overlook across from Princeville Shopping Center
Kaua'i County Council 2016-2018

                                Mel RAPOZO Chair                                   Ross K.KAGAWA  Vice Chair
    Arthur BRUN  

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                    Submit Council Testimony Here

June is Here!!!  Immediate Action Needed!!!
on Other Than Residentially Zoned Lots

                     KBR has sent out written notification to property owners.

                        Deadline for Recertification is extended to June 30, 2017
                                     or call 241-4050 for more information.


Text  Realtor  to  30644  to receive a Call to Action from NAR on Issues that impact you and your clients.

 Questions or Comments Contact: 
Chad Deal (RB) Government Affairs Director

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