• Petitioned Honolulu Planning Commission and the Honolulu City Council

This petition was delivered to:

Honolulu Planning Commission
Honolulu Planning Commission and the Honolulu City Council
Council member District 1
Kymberly Marcos Pine
Council Chair
Ernest Y. Martin
District 6 councilmember
Carol Fukunaga
District 7 councilmember
Joey Manahan
District 9 Counclimember
Ron Menor
HHF Planners
Corlyn Olson Orr
Mayor, City & County of Honolulu
Kirk Caldwell
Council member district 3
Ikaika Anderson
Council member District 4
Stanley Chang
Council member District 5
Ann Kobayashi
District 8 - Councilmember
Breene Harimoto

KO’OLAULOA SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN CORRUPTED BY HONOLULU DPP

    1. Petition by

      Save Haleiwa Beach Park Coalition

KO’OLAULOA SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN CORRUPTED BY HONOLULU DPP

1) We respectfully ask that the City and County of Honolulu Planning Commission recommend that the December, 2012 (formerly dated October, 2010) Public Review Draft of the Ko’olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan be discarded. 

 

2) The December, 2012 (formerly dated October 2010) Public Review Draft of the Ko’olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan has been hijacked via the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) by LDS development representatives in La'ie as well as proponents of Turtle Bay Resort expansion. This draft does not reflect the vision, goals, and objectives of all communities in Ko’olauloa and the rest of Oahu.

 

3) Neither the expansion plan at Turtle Bay Resort, nor “Envision La'ie” fit within the confines of the Oahu General Plan, which specifies that “Ko’olauloa’s natural resources and predominately ‘country’ character should be maintained by allowing only limited development in established communities, and that agricultural lands along the Windward, North Shore, and Wai’anae coasts are to be maintained for diversified agriculture”.

 

4) If the December, 2012 draft (formerly dated October, 2010) Public Review Draft Ko’olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan were to be implemented as it is now written, the plan would doom Ko’olauloa to the negative impacts of urbanization: parking lots, hotels, amusement parks, housing tracts, strip malls and traffic gridlock. It would unwisely and irresponsibly transform one of the largest remaining portions of rural Oahu. This would not be fair to future generations nor is it a sustainable economic model.

 

5) Alternatively, the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Draft of the Ko'olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan forwarded to DPP in June of 2009 is the product of two years of hard work by representatives of all the communities in Ko'olauloa. The June 2009 PAC Draft complies with the vision of the Ko'olauloa SCP as well as with the principles of the General Plan and the State Sustainability 2050 Plan while minimizing impacts on infrastructure and preserving agricultural land for agriculture in Malaekahana and Kahuku. The need for affordable housing can be met by placing residential development on land already approved in La'ie and Kahuku as well as in other areas of Ko'olauloa.

 

6) We therefore request that the Planning Commission advance the June 2009 PAC Draft of the Ko'olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan.

 

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    • Lyle Carlson HALEIWA, HI
      • about 1 year ago

      My daughter wants an education!

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    • Kartini K AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • about 1 year ago

      Hawaii belongs to the Hawaiian people. They have to decide what happens with the land, it's their legacy! No commerce or money can outweight the importance of the Hawaiian historical value and love for the lands!

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    • Lynlie Waiamau LIHUE, HI
      • about 1 year ago

      Stop the urban sprawl. Preserve what's left of rural, green space. Congestion on most of Oahu is impacting quality of life issues for residents. Save important ag and watershed lands. Think of generations to come not profits today.

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    • Jeanne DeMello FRESNO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      My children are part Hawaiian- so are my grandchildren. I want to Keep at least some of Hawaii for them to enjoy!

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    • Natasha Boteilho WAIANAE, HI
      • about 1 year ago

      Kuleana Lands belong to the people not to the greedy

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