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Why $50 Hawaii Green Fee Simply Won’t Happen

Be careful what you read in the news. If a Hawaii green fee is ever implemented, that would be years away, and here’s why.

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19 thoughts on “Why $50 Hawaii Green Fee Simply Won’t Happen”

  1. I love Hawaii and the Ohana
    I have been coming here for 50 plus years
    and own a second home here for 25 years.
    I do complain about taxes like many others,knowing that it is necessary to provide roads, safety and infrastructure. Having the highest taxation in the Rebublic I am amazed and embarrassed with all this massive revenue collected from tourism and taxes that restrooms at the parks in Hawaii are not maintained or cleaned to anywhere near exceptable standards. In my extensive travels I would give us a 2 out of 10 on this issue. I think this is a great forum here and miss the charm of historical Hawaii and hope we can handle the hard issues that come with growth. If we pay the most we should get way closer to a 10 on this subject.

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    1. That’s because the people vote for the same crooks time and again who never spend anything fixing anything; there needs to be an accounting of where all that tax money is going.

      I have been going to Maui for 15 years and in all that time have not seen the roads fixed or anything to help the people who voted for them. Time to vote all of those people out and elect some that will actually make lives better for the people that voted for them.

  2. Your comment about “Hawaii’s bottomless pit of tourism greed” is absolutely on point. Sad, but true…

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  3. Once again, name one thing the state of Hawaii does well (with the possible exception of ocean safety). DLNR is widely accepted as an inept and incompetent agency with too much power and money with little to no accountability. I totally agree with BOH that a thorough accounting of where the 18% goes, but don’t hold your breath!

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    1. A Thorough, Indepth…not the typical Inept, Forensic and Current Accounting of Every Facet needs to be accomplished. From the State Level, including Every Department, through the County and Local Levels to allow the Public the Knowledge to determine Where all of the Money has gone. Possibly then the Voters will Referendum Meaningful Changes. There’s Plenty of Places in Budgets where programs can be Curtailed, other’s Cut Back! Maybe even some changes in Politicians! Take the Necessary Steps.

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  4. Until Hawaii can get its Fiscal Responsibilities in Order, which also means showing where the money is being spent, nothing additional should be implemented. Collecting more money that is earmarked for different purposes should be allocated appropriately and not disappear to the General Fund or some other deep dark Hawaiian hole. The DLNR wants to allocate money to non profits, how about Not. Use the money appropriately, no giving it away, and maybe everyone will see the Improvements they Expect!

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