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Senate District 4 - Kaupulehu | Waimea | North Hilo

Lorraine Rodero Inouye (D)

Age: 73
Job: President, Aloha Blooms Inc., a flower farm
Background: Former state senator, Hawaii County mayor, Hawaii County councilwoman

Should there be additional restrictions on development in Kakaako? Why?

Yes. Regarding the OHA LANDS, I voted to restrict development on those parcels in 2006.I will not support changing it’s designation.With those developments already approved by the City and County of Honolulu, I believe is more than what Honolulu can accommodate in terms of it’s infrastructure such as water, sewer, traffic.

What is your one big idea?

It’s about time that we visit the state’s tax system and review what is being taken in taxes and fees, including the programs and services. Also, taxes and fees charged by car rental agencies and hotel operators, besides the TAT. There is a fee of $14.84 plus a car of $35 per day adds to $54,83. It’s ridiculous.