Landfill to stay open until 2012 - Ha...

Landfill to stay open until 2012 - Hawaii News

There are 27 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 25, 2009, titled Landfill to stay open until 2012 - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The closing of the Waimanalo Gulch landfill has been pushed back again. By a 5-3 decision, the state Land Use Commission voted yesterday to extend the life of the landfill by three years to July 31, 2012.

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alice

Honolulu, HI

#22 Sep 25, 2009
WestSide Lady wrote:
Thanks Mufi!! we'll be sure to remember this when you try to run for governor. That goes for all the spineless jawflappers now in office.
When I see 'incumbent' I am voting for WHOEVER is on the other side of the ticket....time to get these yahoos OUT.
Kiss my asse.
Transplant

Liberty Lake, WA

#23 Sep 25, 2009
Honestly, the landfill is the least of the Leeward side's worries. #1 is traffic, #2 is the homeless shantys and #3 is the socio-economic condition. I think the landfill issue needs to be negotiated in terms of trade-offs and compromises. I mean its no different from any hot-topic political issue. If the city wants to keep the landfill until full capacity, then lets make some deals that can help the Leeward side address its other problems. Right now the Leeward side is getting squat but broken promises, at least if the reps start to negotiate a settlement the Leeward side can come out of this with something tangible. It seems the dump in Nanakuli is getting a lot of truck traffic on Farrington Hwy, why not impose some sort of access fee for each truck trip and have that money go to a transportation fund to widen or enhance Farrington Hwy. Instead of crying and whining our reps need to take some proactive steps to seek some type of mitigation. THis is why our community is so far behind, its because of our elected leadership not leading. They can cry all day about the situation (that's easy), but it takes leadership to do something about it.
Niele

Honolulu, HI

#24 Sep 25, 2009
Transplant wrote:
Honestly, the landfill is the least of the Leeward side's worries.#1 is traffic,#2 is the homeless shantys and #3 is the socio-economic condition. I think the landfill issue needs to be negotiated in terms of trade-offs and compromises. I mean its no different from any hot-topic political issue. If the city wants to keep the landfill until full capacity, then lets make some deals that can help the Leeward side address its other problems. Right now the Leeward side is getting squat but broken promises, at least if the reps start to negotiate a settlement the Leeward side can come out of this with something tangible. It seems the dump in Nanakuli is getting a lot of truck traffic on Farrington Hwy, why not impose some sort of access fee for each truck trip and have that money go to a transportation fund to widen or enhance Farrington Hwy. Instead of crying and whining our reps need to take some proactive steps to seek some type of mitigation. THis is why our community is so far behind, its because of our elected leadership not leading. They can cry all day about the situation (that's easy), but it takes leadership to do something about it.
Why don't you run for office instead of running your mouth! Leadership, show us the way.
Concerned voter

Honolulu, HI

#25 Sep 25, 2009
Quit knocking Mufi for lying to you. At least he's building a train to help you get away from the smell. Oh yeah, you have to find parking after you drive to the station to catch the train.
Former Maui Resident

Pasadena, CA

#26 Sep 25, 2009
A new landfill site has to be selected, zoned, permitted, a landfill design approved, probably need an environmental impact statement, it has to be lined to meet current standards. I'd be surprised if a new landfill could be opened legally in less than 7-10 years. No one's talking about the shortfall (the difference between the amount of waste that will be burned by HPower and that shipped to WA and that generated. It's easier to point fingers and complain than solve problems.
teacher in Hawaii

Waianae, HI

#27 Sep 25, 2009
Former Maui Resident said: A new landfill site has to be selected, zoned, permitted, a landfill design approved, probably need an environmental impact statement, it has to be lined to meet current standards. I'd be surprised if a new landfill could be opened legally in less than 7-10 years.

Uh, yeah....so wouldn't that be a convenient argument for converting the PVT dump into the next island-wide dump? It's already accepting biohazards; I bet they'd be happy to accept everything--and then the people who were lied to regarding their future neighbor (park? ballfield? returned to natural state after the quarry was done?) can give up and die already, thus freeing their devalued properties for cheap purchase to accommodate expansion. Sheesh.
Transplant

Liberty Lake, WA

#28 Sep 25, 2009
I'm just a lowly slug born and raised on the Waianae coast who moved to the mainland. It appears if you live on the coast you should do something more constructive than to just criticize. Perhaps you can enlighten us with some of your ideas to go with your criticism. Do you have any rational and lucid thoughts on the matter or is complainin all you can do? I know for damn sure this lowly slug who lived there all my life can do a better job than any of those reps from the Leeward side you voted for. The Leeward coast has only gotten worse since the 80's, who can't do a better job than that?
Niele wrote:
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Why don't you run for office instead of running your mouth! Leadership, show us the way.

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