undertake an evaluation of the "ohana zoning law," section 46-4(c),
Hawaii Revised Statutes. Specifically, the Bureau was asked to determine
whether the purpose of the law was being met in each county and whether
any changes should be made to f u r t h e r effectuate the purpose of
the law, to review the specific problems of each county in implementing
the law, and to review the law to determine if the counties should be
granted more flexibility.
to recommend legislation or rules to authorize the Public Utilities
Commission to require that utilities provide financing mechanisms for
consumers and producers to establish alternate energy and conservation
technologies in Hawaii.
study the extent to which basic property insurance is unavailable to
residents in Hawaii because of the location of their properties in areas
susceptible to natural disasters or because of the location, age, or
dilapidated condition of their dwellings.