To save Mokuleia/Dillingham Ranch from development
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Dillingham Ranch Aina LLC, affiliates of Kennedy Wilson INC. are attempting to tear up one of the last known legacy ranches on Oahu by turning it into a subdivision for multi-millionaires. What is now fertile land will become asphalt roads leading to 70 lots and a wastewater treatment plant! These lots being labeled as "farm dwelling" Ag lots will be unaffordable to TRUE farmers who honestly rely on crops annually to make a living for their families. Once construction starts there is no reversing it. THIS DEVELOPMENT SETS OUR FUTURE FOR MOKULEIA IN STONE!
Some critical issues:
- Cultural: Threat to cultural sites and Hawaiian gathering rights. There is a significant amount of archaeological sites scattered throughout the property of Dilllingham Ranch.
- Water: Kennedy Wilson INC has stressed that they will not upgrade the current pipes that lead out from their property to the approximately 100 residential customers who currently solely rely on Dillingham for their water (City water cannot come out this far) in the Mokuleia community. This burden has been put on each individual home owner. Most are elderly and are on fixed incomes. This may force them to sell their property under market value and move from homes that have been in the hands of these families for generations.
- Sewage: Kennedy Wilson will have to build a private wastewater treatment plant (WTTP). This alone is a threat to the largest aquifer on our North Shore that runs underground from Dillingham Ranch all the way into Haleiwa's First Hawaiian Bank. If this becomes contaminated it will jeopardize all farmers and future generations to come. As stated in the EIS "the alluvium layer is thin and unable to effectively impede the flow of groundwater to the ocean" (pate 3-15) this could potentially lead to sewage contaminating our beaches.
- Traffic Impact: Traffic will increase along Farrington Hwy which leads up to Kaukonahua Rd. This development will take approximately 10 years to complete, which means current Oahu residents will have to share the road way with a significant amount of semi-trucks, utility vehicles and the already increasing amount of military vehicles. When completed an increase in traffic coming from Dillingham will be a permanent problem with the only resolve being in the hands of future taxpayers NOT KENNEDY WILSON INC!
THE EIS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: health.hawaii.gov/oeqc search under Dillingham Ranch. Comments are a critical part in fighting this. By law Kennedy Wilson must reply to each one!
PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ALONG TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE WHO HAS LOVE FOR OUR AINA!
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