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PLDC / Mini PLDC for Public School Lands: Testimonies In Opposition

HERE IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE MINI PLDC (SB215 SD3) DESIGNED TO

 SET UP THE STRUCTURE FOR THE PLDC INTENT TO TAKE OVER

OUR PUBLIC LANDS, OUR SCHOOL LANDS  AND PUBLIC HARBORS

 if these programs are so innocuous there would be no reason to create

a new million dollar staff structure with its own laws and rules.

REPORT FROM DONNA WONG ABOUT THIS MINI-PLDC BILL: Today 3/19 the House Economic Development and Business (EDB), Clift Tsuji chair and Water & Land (WTL), Cindy Evans, chair, heard SB 215 SD3, attached, which creates the Public-Private Partnership Authority. SB 215 SD3 states that the authority is for only 3 projects - a film studio on Maui that mayor wants and is working with private interests, a main-stream project that Donovan Dela Cruz wants on state land that houses a library, Wahiawa Clinic, a DOE office and a transit station and the county project has been identified as redevelopment of Aloha Stadium.

But Ester Kiaaina, deputy DLNR, stated that PPPA is needed to help repair harbors on the Big Island so it is obvious that once passed PPPA will eventually become a permanent authority

EDB & WTL will vote on SB 215 SD3 tomorrow March 9th 8:30, let's see which if any of them have the strength of character to vote against this manipulative legislation.

EDB Committee
Clift Tsuji (Big Island) reptsuji@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-8480
Gene Ward (Oahu) repward@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6420
Tom Brower (Oahu) repbrower@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-8520
Romy Cachola (Oahu) repcachola@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6010
Isaac Choy (Oahu) repchoy@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-8475
Takashi Ohno (Oahu) repohno@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-9415
Richard Onish (Big Island) reponishi@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6120
Gree Takaymana (Oahu) reptakayama@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6340
James Kokioka (Kauai) reptokioka@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6270

WTL
Cindy Evans (Big Island) repevans@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-8510
Nicole Lowen (Big Island) replowen@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-8400
Denny Coffman (Big Island)  repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-9605
Ty Cullen (Oahu) repcullen@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-8490
Faye Hanohano (Big Island) rephanohano@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6530
Chris Lee (Oahu) repclee@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-9450
Richard Fale (Oahu) repfale@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6380
Cynthia Thielen (Oahu) repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov 586-6480


*    PPPA is a PLDC clone and like PLDC will have to go through the rule making process

*    PPPA can lease and manage public land, set up a special fund, implement projects, have a board of directors (5)

*    The cost of operating PPPA is $1 million a year for an executive director & staff for 3 projects for 3 years, to be    repealed 2018 = $1 million dollars per project.

*    We don't need any more authorities or corporations to add to the 10 existing authorities and corporations that all have some exemptions - Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC), Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), Aloha Tower Development Authority (ATDC), HTA (Hawaii Tourism Authority), HHFDC (hawaii housing finance & development corporation), Hight Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (HELHA), Research Corporation of UH, and Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)


YET WATCH HOW THE PEOPLE SPOKE OUT AGAINST ALL OF THIS LEGISLATION.



County votes against PLDC Hawaii Tribute Herald 2/7/13 HERE

WAL/OMH Hearing 2/9/13 HERE


Repeal PLDC Testimonies




MINI PLDC PUBLIC LANDS COMMERCIALIZATION  Testimonies


Committee On Water & Land Committee on Education and the Committee on Finance PLDC Full Version




Committee on Water & Land, Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs





Margaret Video Conferencing for Neighboring Islands Testimony






KTV News House acts on controversial corporation Lawmakers vote to repeal PLDC 2/11/13 HERE




ANTI-PLDC LEGISLATION
INTRODUCED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MARGARET WILLE, COUNTY OF HAWAII: PASSED 9-0



COUNTY OF HAWAII :  STATE OF HAWAII
RESOLUTION NO. 45 13
A RESOLUTION URGING THE 2013 HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE TO PASS
SENATE BILL NO. 1 AND HOUSE BILL NO. 8 TO EFFECTIVELY ABOLISH THE
PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

WHEREAS, in 2011 the Hawai` i State Legislature approved Senate Bill No. 1555, SD2,
HD2, CD1, to create the Public Land Development Corporation (PLDC), which was signed into
law as Act 55 by the Honorable Governor Neil Abercrombie on May 20, 2011, which was then
codified as Chapter 171C of the Hawai` i Revised Statutes (" HRS 171C"); and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill No. 1555 was shepherded through the Legislature disregarding
various legislative procedures, thereby dismissing public input and participation; and

WHEREAS, no amendment or rule revision will restore the public' s trust and faith,
which is reason alone to repeal HRS 171C and Section 171- 2( 12); and

WHEREAS, the Hawai` i County Council has numerous concerns about the PLDC,
including the following:
1) HRS 171C removes County oversight of any PLDC development;
2) The County of Hawai` i currently has severe problems with traffic circulation,
insufficient number of police officers and fire fighters, and insufficient potable water
wells and sewer capabilities in many areas. Allowing uncontrolled development in
violation of our zoning, building, subdivision, and flood control codes would
exacerbate these problems and may burden the taxpayers with increased expenses in
the future;
3) Only revenue- generating uses are specifically mentioned in HRS 171C, so the
optimal use" appears to be those businesses that can generate the highest amount of
revenue ( hotels, resorts, commercial centers, agri- business for genetically modified
crops, etc.), with no regard for parks or other types of community resources;

4) Development of residential units will not provide " fair share" contributions, because
there is no code for" fair share";
5) Our scarce supply of potable water could be diverted to these developments;
6) There is a concern that large agri- businesses using genetically modified crops may be
instituted on public trust lands on the Island of Hawai`i;
7) The people of the County of Hawai`i realize the detrimental effect that HRS 171C
will have on our land, ocean, and environment; and

WHEREAS, in 2012 the Honorable Neil Abercrombie signed into law Act 282 on July 6,
2012, which included the exemption of certain lands transferred to the PLDC from the definition
of" public lands" ( Section 171- 2( 12), HRS); and

WHEREAS, Article XII, Section 4, of the State Constitution states in part" The lands
granted to the State of Hawai` i by Section 5( b) of the Admission Act and pursuant to Article
XVI, Section 7, of the State Constitution... shall be held by the State as a public trust for native
Hawaiians and the general public." ( Emphasis added); and

WHEREAS, the Council believes the transfer of public land assets into the PLDC
removes those lands from the protective trust status of" public lands," which is inconsistent with
its trustee role and responsibilities under the above cited Article XII, Section 4, of the State
Constitution; and
WHEREAS, on October 3, 2012, the previous Council adopted by unanimous vote
Resolution No. 303- 12, which urged the 2013 State Legislature to abolish the PLDC; and

WHEREAS, this Council, consisting of six new members, supports the repeal of the
PLDC and opposes State legislation that merely seeks to amend a limited portion of the offensive
provisions of the PLDC;

now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII that the
2013 Hawai` i State Legislature is hereby urged to pass Senate Bill No. 1 and House Bill No. 8 to
effectively abolish the Public Land Development Corporation.
2

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the County Clerk shall forward certified copies of
this resolution to the Honorable Governor Neil Abercrombie, all State Senators and
Representatives, and the respective Mayors of the Counties of Hawai`i, Kaua`i, Maui, and the
City and County of Honolulu.
Dated at Hawai` i, this day of 2013.
 




Public trust further eroded by antagonism about PLDC HERE

"Repeal PLDC, Senators Say " 2/20/2013 HERE