Media Statement Regarding Signing of Bill 2

Dec 23, 2020


HONOLULU — Ulupono Initiative today applauded the signing of Bill 2 (2020), CD1, FD2 by Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The measure updates Honolulu’s decades-old off-street parking and loading ordinances to better serve climate and environmental goals, enable progress on housing affordability, and provide access to upward mobility for the next generation. Kathleen Rooney, Ulupono Initiative’s director of transportation policy and programs, said:

“Bill 2 represents one of the most comprehensive parking policy reforms across the nation, on par with other recent, bold reforms in San Francisco and Buffalo, New York. Its scope is notable in both size of population and range of geographic landscapes covered for reducing or eliminating antiquated parking minimum requirements. We applaud Mayor Caldwell and Honolulu City Council members for their commitment to passing Bill 2 this year. The bill makes progress in the right direction, better aligning with City climate and community goals, while allowing parking to remain accessible for those who genuinely need it — and not requiring it of those who don’t.”

About Ulupono Initiative

A mission-driven venture of The Omidyar Group, Ulupono Initiative was founded in 2009 to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawaii by working toward sustainable solutions that support and promote locally produced food, renewable energy, clean transportation, and better management of freshwater and waste. For more information about Ulupono Initiative, visit or connect with the Ulupono team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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