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JMSYOi M, <br /> COUNTY OF HAWAII •�� ''`- �� •' STATE OF HAWAII <br /> • <br /> BILL NO. 28 <br /> (DRAFT 2) <br /> ORDINANCE NO. <br /> AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, ARTICLE 7, SECTION 19-53 AND <br /> ARTICLE 10, SECTION 19-71, OF THE HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 (2016 <br /> EDITION,AS AMENDED),RELATED TO REAL PROPERTY TAXES. <br /> BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII: <br /> SECTION 1. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to safeguard certain <br /> agriculturally productive properties which are also used as an owner's primary residence or as <br /> affordable rental housing from rising assessment values. <br /> SECTION 2. Chapter 19, article 7, section 19-53, of the Hawai`i County Code 1983 <br /> (2016 Edition, as amended), is amended by amending subsection(e)to read as follows: <br /> "(e) Classification of land: <br /> (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection(e)(2) of this section, land shall be <br /> classified, upon consideration of its highest and best use, into the following <br /> general classes: <br /> (A) Residential; <br /> (B) Affordable rental housing; <br /> (C) Apartment; <br /> (D) Hotel and resort; <br /> (E) Commercial; <br /> (F) Industrial; <br /> (G) Agricultural or native forests; <br /> (H) Conservation; and <br /> (I) Homeowner. <br /> (2) In assigning land to one of the general classes the director of finance shall <br /> give major consideration to the districting established by the land use <br /> commission pursuant to chapter 205, Hawai`i Revised Statutes,the districting <br /> established by the County in its general plan and zoning ordinance, use <br /> classifications established in the general plan of the State, and such other <br /> factors which influence highest and best use, except that parcels which are <br /> used [ex's] as the owner's principal residence shall be classified as <br /> "homeowner" without regard to the highest and best use,provided that the <br /> director has granted to the owner a home exemption in accordance with <br /> sections 19-71 to 19-72. <br />