Priority Legislation

Ulupono Initiative believes transformation can be achieved at a policy level through the support of state and county measures and amendments. We work with key lawmakers, and collaborate with like-minded organizations, to advocate for policies that will make a meaningful impact in Hawaii.

We advocate for policies that improve our island community’s quality of life by making Hawaii more resilient and self-sufficient through locally produced food, renewable energy, clean transportation, and better management of freshwater and waste.


BILL 2 (2020), RELATING TO OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING

The purpose of this ordinance is to comprehensively update the off-street parking and loading requirements in Chapter 21 of the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu 1990 (the Land Use Ordinance).

Ulupono Initiative supports the legislative intent of the original Bill 2 (2020).  This measure provides critical elements with the potential to serve our community’s climate and environmental goals, enable progress on housing affordability, and provide access to upward mobility for the next generation. These needed policy updates to how we govern off-street parking will produce all of these benefits while making parking more accessible for those who genuinely need it — and not require it of those who don’t. View The Cost of Parking in Hawaii report.