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Honolulu council passes union construction bill

The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday voted to pass a bill to require the city to create project labor agreements for infrastructure projects of $2 million or more after hearing more than an hour of testimony from representatives of nonunion contractors .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 10th, 2019

Honolulu Council passes bill to restrict building of "monster homes"

The Honolulu City Council has passed a bill aimed at curbing the number of so-called monster homes that have sprouted up around Oahu by restricting the floor-area ratio of residential dwellings to 0.7, or 70 percent of a lot’s size. Bill 79, wh.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 18th, 2019

Mayor Caldwell signs "historic" bill allowing $44M in city funds to go to rail

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed Bill 42 into law on Thursday, the legislation earmarks $44 million from the city’s general fund to be used for the construction of the 20-mile rail project. The Honolulu City Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to pass .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 1st, 2018

Honolulu council passes bill to expedite residential building permits

The Honolulu City Council passed a bill Wednesday to require the city to issue building permits for one- and two-family homes with 60 days of filing an application, despite a warning from the head of the city's permitting department that the bill .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2018

Deal would ban jail construction on Rikers Island

As a vote nears for the mayor's plan to close the Rikers Island jail complex and build borough-based jails, the City Council will advance a bill to prohibit any future jails on the island. NY1... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 12th, 2019

City Council passes new protections for commercial tenants

The City Council voted Wednesday to crack down on what some elected officials call an epidemic of commercial tenant harassment in the city. Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson's bill, which... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 26th, 2019

City Council votes for stricter rules on vacation rentals

The Honolulu City Council voted Monday in favor of two measures that would increase restrictions on vacation rentals. It voted unanimously to pass Bill 89, which puts a cap on the number of permits allotted for vacation rentals, and limits rentals to h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2019

Prevailing-wage bill would uplift construction workers of color

All construction workers in New York—union or nonunion, male or female, black or white—deserve the right to a fair wage for their hard work. That’s why all New York construction workers critically... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2019

Honolulu City Council bill would make ride sharing business model unworkable, Uber says

The bill would place a cap on pricing for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, similar to the cap on taxi fares that is currently regulated by the city......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2018

Opinion: Hawaii should embrace ridesharing innovation

Tarik Sultan, of Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH, addresses the proposed ridesharing regulations in Bill 35, set for a vote by the Honolulu City Council next week......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 1st, 2018

Uber urges Hawaii customers, drivers to oppose "surge" cap

Ride-hailing service Uber sent emails to customers and drivers urging them to reach out to the Honolulu City Council and criticize a bill that would place more restrictions on the transportation network company and similar operations. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 6th, 2018

The Latest: Honolulu council votes on "surge pricing" limits

The Latest on a Honolulu bill that would limit prices ride-hailing services can impose on riders (all times local): 11 a.m......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 6th, 2018

Honolulu leaders to vote on 1st ride-hailing price cap in US

Ride-hailing service Uber has sent emails to customers and drivers urging them to reach out to the Honolulu City Council and criticize a bill that would place more restrictions on the transportation network company and similar operations......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 6th, 2018

Honolulu leaders approve 1st ride-hailing price cap in US

Ride-hailing service Uber has sent emails to customers and drivers urging them to reach out to the Honolulu City Council and criticize a bill that would place more restrictions on the transportation network company and similar operations......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 7th, 2018

Uber decries ride-hailing price cap passed in Honolulu

Ride-hailing service Uber has sent emails to customers and drivers urging them to reach out to the Honolulu City Council and criticize a bill that would place more restrictions on the transportation network company and similar operations......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 7th, 2018

"It Makes Zero Sense": After Taxing Soda, Philadelphia Passes "Construction Tax"

What better way to encourage the creation of so-called "affordable" housing than to impose an onerous tax on new construction? While that approach might appear counterproductive, it's exactly how the Philadelphia City Council has ch.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 7th, 2018

Citizens Budget Commission pushes mayor to scrutinize union construction deals

The Citizens Budget Commission has urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to examine several agreements with construction unions before renewing the contracts. The city will soon be facing the expiration of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 6th, 2018

Council votes unanimously to deflate Airbnb

Airbnb seemed to be sucking wind after its political foes delivered it a gut punch Wednesday. The City Council voted 45-0 in favor of a bill backed by the hotel industry and its union allies, a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 20th, 2018

New York City Council passes first-in-the-nation cap on Uber and Lyft

The bill imposes a one-year ceiling on non-wheelchair-accessible ride-hailing vehicles while the city undertakes a study on the impacts of ride-hailing. It also mandates a minimum wage for ride-hail drivers......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 8th, 2018

New York City Council passes first-in-the-nation cap on Uber and Lyft

The bill imposes a one-year ceiling on non-wheelchair-accessible ride-hailing vehicles while the city undertakes a study on the impacts of ride-hailing. It also mandates a minimum wage for ride-hail drivers......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 8th, 2018

Union comes out against commercial-rent-control bill

A large service workers union plans to testify against the City Council's commercial-rent-control bill next week. The legislation would give commercial tenants the right to a lease renewal, and, if a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018