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

Bill encouraging responsible tourism passes through City Council

Honolulu City Council voted 9-0 in favor of legislation that would establish a “Keep Hawaii Hawaii” pledge for visitors. Bill 51, which passed through City Council Wednesday, aims to minimize negative impacts of tourism. Councilmember Kymberl.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 31st, 2020

Caldwell allows Honolulu"s union construction bill to become law without his signature

Mayor Kirk Caldwell has allowed to become law without his signature a bill requiring the City and County of Honolulu to create project labor agreements for city infrastructure construction projects of $2 million or more, essentially requiring general c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 25th, 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

Mayor names real estate, construction advisory council

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has named a Real Estate Advisory Council tasked wit.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyMay 11th, 2020

Curry to finalize VyStar small business relief agreement, expects City Council action Monday

The city will finalize its agreement with VyStar Credit Union today, Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday, and city attorneys are drafting the bill that is expected to go in front of City Council on Monday. City Council is expected to take the bill u.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 2nd, 2020

D.C. Council passes bill offering assistance for workers, businesses in wake of coronavirus

The D.C. Council passed a series of measures Tuesday designed to offer some relief to workers and businesses feeling the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Lawmakers advanced an emergency bill by unanimous vote, putting everything from tax brea.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 17th, 2020

Blow to Amazon as Seattle passes new political spending restrictions

Seattle's city council passed a bill that prevents companies like Amazon from spending big in local elections......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 13th, 2020

Council votes to mandate bird-safe glass in new construction

Windows that endanger the city's bird population won't fly anymore.  The City Council passed a bill Tuesday mandating developers and rehabbers encasing buildings in glass to use material that the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 15th, 2019

Council passes bill to protect birds from glass skyscrapers

The City Council has passed legislation that would force developers to use bird-friendly glass in new properties. The legislation will affect all new development by requiring tha.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyDec 10th, 2019

Honolulu City Council votes to ban single-use plastic

Honolulu City Council voted 7-2 to pass a bill banning single-use plastic food ware Wednesday evening. Bill 40, which had passed 3-2 through the Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Welfare on Nov. 14, bans polystyrene foam food ware, plastic utens.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2019

Honolulu City Council committee votes in favor of proposed plastic ban

A bill that would ban single-use plastic food ware advanced through Honolulu City Council Thursday evening. The Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Welfare voted 3-2 in favor of Bill 40. The committee had voted last month to advance the bil.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2019

Businesses, community members rally in favor of proposed plastic ban

Dozens of restaurant workers, representatives from environmental groups and community members gathered Tuesday at Honolulu Hale in a show of support for a proposed ban on disposable plastics that the Honolulu City Council is considering. Bill 40 was i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 12th, 2019

Proposed ban on disposable plastics moves ahead

A bill that would ban businesses from using disposable plastics on Oahu advanced through Honolulu City Council Thursday evening. Bill 40, which was introduced by Councilmember Joey Manahan, would apply to items including plastic packaging, straws, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 25th, 2019

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