Submit Testimony on PLDC Bill

From Henry Curtis:

Submit testimony on-line at: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx

The PLDC must be repealed before we consider other legislation

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Rep. Ryan I. Yamane,
Chair Rep. Linda Ichiyama,
Vice Chair
NOTICE OF HEARING
DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
TIME: 10:00am
PLACE: Conference Room 309, State Capitol

“Creating a development arm of the department of land and natural resources

“The authority may develop and implement harbors and park lands optimization projects where appropriate harbors and park lands may be developed or managed to create revenue-generating centers or where, through detailed analysis, opportunities exist to exploit potential local, national, and international markets.”

“enter into public-private agreements to appropriately develop the harbors and park lands”

“Permissible uses of harbors and park land pursuant to this chapter shall include but not be limited to office space; vehicular parking; commercial uses;  accommodations”

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/HB942_.pdf

3 thoughts on “Submit Testimony on PLDC Bill

  1. Felicia Cowden

    This was my commentary that lumps the PLDC bills together. Will this still work as testimony? “There are a number of ACT 55 Repeal bills for the Public Land Development Corporation. I support a complete repeal. I do not trust any of the legislation that works to circumvent the public process or even simply limit the PLDC to the harbors or clearly identified projects. We need separate legislation to address these specific areas that still allow for public input, zoning and environmental protection. The government is meant to protect the people from the predatory developers, not the other way around. The HCDA and the Agribusiness Development Corporation are two exhibits of the level of over-reach and disdain for the interests of the environment or the people in favor of outside profits. No PLDC or future variations of it are acceptable. Mahalo.”

    1. Maui Tomorrow Post author

      Looks good. Be sure and check the OPPOSE box when you submit your testimony and maybe start out saying “Please vote NO on any bill that does not completely repeal the PLDC” since often the Legislators don’t read the complete testimony so you want to hit them upfront with the request to vote NO. (And of course, for any complete REPEAL, you’ll check SUPPORT and start out saying “Please vote YES”)

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