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League Is at City Hall
President's Message (Barbara Farwell)
Garbage Power (Anna Hoover)
Mahalo
What Makes the City Run? (Astrid Monson)
Mayor's Views on Density
League's Views
Bills! Bills! Bills! (Arlene Woo)
Money for League!
Housing Location Study
Voila!
Whither Federal Dollars? (Arlene Woo)
Is this You?
What's Up in League?
New Names in a New Administration
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League's Views

League member Dorothy Murdock, speaking at the Feb. 9 public hearing on Development Plans for PUC East, said in her testimony:

"We urge that ... the proposed DP be reviewed to see if more areas could be designated for low or moderate density."

League member Dorothy Murdock, speaking at the Feb. 9 public hearing on Development Plans for PUC East, said in her testimony:

"We urge that...the proposed DP be reviewed to see if more areas could be designated for low or moderate density apartments. The present regulations have encouraged two extremes -- single- family detached homes...and high-rise structures... The first use land inefficiently and are expensive to provide with public infrastructure and transportation facilities; the second provide inadequate open space and are unsuitable for families with children."

Astrid Monson, speaking at the same hearing for the Consumer's Housing Task Force, pointed out that

"the excessively high densities which have been allowed...have not given us affordable housing. On the contrary, they have encouraged the construction of high-priced high-rises which island families could not afford and which would not have met their needs even if they could... This led to great increases in land values, higher taxes, and higher rents, all of which made affordable housing even less possible."

The CHTF statement, which League endorsed, called for both reduction of maximum densities in high-rise areas and encouragement of attached houses, clusters, zero lot lines, and other ways of making better use of single-family areas.

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