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League Provides One-Stop Voter Information (Pearl Johnson)
Ka Iwi: Embattled Coastal Lands Conserved (Elizabeth Reilly)
Two Constitutional Amendments to Be on November Ballot (Jean Aoki)
Agriculture Group Meets Sept. 7 (Pearl Johnson)
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How League Stepped Up (Pearl Johnson)
Kyo-ya Wins Variance (Pearl Johnson)
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Kyo-ya Wins Variance

The Moana Hotel will have a tall, massive neighbor when its neighboring Surfrider Hotel is demolished. The City approved the variance which will allow owner Kyo-ya to ignore the Waikiki Special District (WSD) rules. Both the 100-foot Shoreline Setback and the Coastal Height Setback are being violated to such an extent that about three-fourths of the proposed tower are illegal under WSD rules.

League testified at the August 18 Council meeting that approval paves the way for all the other owners of beachfront hotels to request the same treatment, resulting in a formidable wall around Waikiki Beach.

Approval seemed to be a foregone conclusion since the Star-Advertiser reported the Council vote in its back pages.

Pearl Johnson

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