HONOLULU — A measure requiring building permits for one- and two-family dwellings on Oahu to be processed within 60 days was allowed to become law without the mayor’s signature.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell allowed the measure to become law Wednesday, noting that it could exacerbate issues at the Department of Planning and Permitting.
Caldwell says he is introducing seven initiatives that aim to allow the department to streamline the permitting process.
The initiatives include allowing incomplete permit applications to be rejected immediately and allowing all permit applications utilizing third-party review to be accepted without rechecking or spot-checking.
Caldwell says he would have preferred that these initiatives were allowed to be implemented and tested before the council passed the bill.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com