Hawaii County two percent land preservation law
Hawai'i County's 2 percent land preservation charter ammendment was voted approved by the county populace in the November 2006 general election. 2 percent of the county's annual tax collections are now placed in a Public Access, Open Space, and Natural Resources Preservation Fund.
Soon after the laws enactment, councilmembers, on November 29, 2006 voted on priorities for acquisition :
- By unanimous vote, lawmakers adopted a policy listing the acquisition of the 785-acre Kawaa Bay as the top priority for land preservation.
- The Waipio Valley parcel is second, followed by the Honolii land and the Puapuaa parcel in Kailua-Kona. 
- Thompson, Rod. Tax revenues sought for land preservation -- Big Isle voters will also face five Charter issues Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 29, 2006.
- Stanton, Karin. Public lands ballot measure gains favor -- A Big Island initiative would divert 2 percent of all property taxes to an acquisition fund Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 30, 2006.
- Burnett, John. '2 percent' law passes Hawaii Tribune-Herald, November 8, 2006.
- Armstrong, Jason. County is closer buying, preserving lands Hawaii Herald-Tribune, November 30, 2006.
- Armstrong, Jason. Time to pay for new land -- Proposal sets timetable for public access, open space fund if OK'd Hawaii Herald-Tribune, January 6, 2007.