Aloha Mayor Carlisle and Council Chair Martin,
The highway infrastructure on the North Shore cannot possibly support the endless train of refuse, construction and personal vehicles that would result from the recommendations in the current City and County of Honolulu Landfill Site Selection Report.
We strongly oppose citing any municipal landfill sites in Pupukea, Kahuku and Laie. These sites are impractical because of their location, narrow roadways, area congestion and distance from the H-power plant and other island infrastructure. The cost of fuel must not have been considered in this process because it would have raised serious concerns when considering the North Shore.
The North Shore is known worldwide for its pristine environment, scenic coastlines, quality agricultural and conservation lands. As such, more than 50% of Oahu's visitors now go to the North Shore. Kamehameha Highway is also known for periodic traffic gridlock and adding hundreds of landfill-related vehicles will only exacerbate the problem.
We appreciate the difficult task before the siting committee, but respectfully oppose the current recommendations as there are surely better locations with appropriate highway infrastructure.