Opposition grows in Ewa - Hawaii Edit...

Opposition grows in Ewa - Hawaii Editorials

There are 32 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 2, 2009, titled Opposition grows in Ewa - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Plans for a development of 12,000 homes on agricultural land on the Ewa Plain have been set aside for technical reasons by the state Land Use Commission.

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Johnny Boy

Honolulu, HI

#22 Sep 2, 2009
Harry wrote:
Where is the WATER going to come from?
Don't worry, Mufi will sing a tune and it will rain cats and dogs! Or he'll divert the sewage outfall to "recharge" Oahu's dwindling water supply acquifer!
Johnny Boy

Honolulu, HI

#23 Sep 2, 2009
DayTripper wrote:
Just say NO!
Yeah, just saying "NO" to some drug addict (politicians) is useless, they all have a price and can be bought so easily. This project will be APPROVED, whether you like it or not!
pro union

Honolulu, HI

#24 Sep 2, 2009
willie wrote:
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He can have the station, be about as valuable as the rest, no one getting on or off for the most part and don't count on getting this built...I have a feeling folks are finally waking up.
He can change the master plan for Kapolei at anytime to fit what he wants done out there. I've seen it before. Once he gets bidders for the choo choo he ain't gonna stop.
kalae

Honolulu, HI

#25 Sep 2, 2009
I love all the new development that's been going on in Kapolei. I can't wait for this project to get underway and see how it integrates with UH West O`ahu and transit!!!
A Fish Out of H2O

AOL

#26 Sep 2, 2009
Save our soil!!!!!!!!
pukapans

Kapaa, HI

#27 Sep 2, 2009
I guess they figgah "if you build it they will come". Only question, who is "they"???
Close HTA

Honolulu, HI

#28 Sep 2, 2009
Ahh-So-Deska wrote:
People, GET REAL
Per stopping this development, farming isn't a good excuse here, unless you want to be dramatic about the pretty rows of corn, or whatever.
Your tears about the dirt don't hold true, since you're not a farmer, nor really ever want to be.
All you want is a pretty vista, and no traffic in front of you. So argue that, UNLESS you are willing to pay higher prices for produce, and subsidize farms with cheap water and taxes, AND get the US Immigration dept to lower standards to let labor come here and work.
Why dont you move to Los Angeles,Singapore, New York where they dont have farms and have lots and lots of concrete. It sounds like you would be happier there. Plus they have all you can breathe smog.
MyMoney

Honolulu, HI

#29 Sep 2, 2009
Chalk one up for the people.

Who's on the Land Use Commission, anyone know?

Who voted for who?

Considering the reason for denial and a 5 to 3 vote, it seems like somebody has been paid.
CWD

Hilo, HI

#30 Sep 2, 2009
The information below was copied from the Land Use Commission's website. You can also call the LUC office which is listed on Pg. 11/State Offices in the White Pages Phone Book to be placed on their mailing list and to make arrangements to inspect documents.

ROLE OF THE COMMISSION

The Commissionís primary role is to ensure that areas of state concern are addressed and considered in the land use decision-making process.

The Commission establishes the district boundaries for the entire State. The Commission acts on petitions for boundary changes submitted by private landowners, developers and State and county agencies. The Commission also acts on requests for special use permits within the Agricultural and Rural Districts.

Land Use Commission Members:

Ransom A.K. Piltz, Chairperson (At-Large)

Vladimir P. Devens, Vice Chair (At-Large)

Reuben S.F. Wong, Vice Chair (Oahu)

Kyle Chock (At-Large)

Thomas Contrades (Kauai)

Lisa M. Judge (Maui)

Duane Kanuha,(Hawaii)

Normand R. Lezy,(At-Large)

Nicholas W. Teves, Jr.(At-Large)

Since: Jan 09

Honolulu

#31 Sep 3, 2009
"[D.R. Horton-Schuler] provides financing for homebuyers through the Honolulu office of its DHI Mortgage affiliate. Builder Jim Schuler founded the company in 1973." from their website.

They have an office on Merchant Street. This was their plan all along, to purchase the land and have the zoning changed to residential. Imagine that with all this abundance of land Hawaii can't even produce much pigs and chickens. Too much government intervention.
missudpat

Lafayette, CA

#32 Sep 3, 2009
You want a couple of hundred reasons to keep D R Horton from building, then get the official documents at:

www.drhortonsjudges.info and interlinked.

Not even the commission would dare allow the construction to move forward.
pd - honolulu

Kaneohe, HI

#33 Sep 7, 2009
YOU get real!
"A pretty vista and no traffic" is important in a state whose main economic engine is tourism. And SOME locally grown produce is better than none. Especially if you consider the future (or real) cost of importing food, locally grown produce is reasonable. Hawaii simply cannot afford the increase in population that these builders assume. Water? Trash? Roads?
Ahh-So-Deska wrote:
People, GET REAL
Per stopping this development, farming isn't a good excuse here, unless you want to be dramatic about the pretty rows of corn, or whatever.
Your tears about the dirt don't hold true, since you're not a farmer, nor really ever want to be.
All you want is a pretty vista, and no traffic in front of you. So argue that, UNLESS you are willing to pay higher prices for produce, and subsidize farms with cheap water and taxes, AND get the US Immigration dept to lower standards to let labor come here and work.

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