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Testimony on Bill 47
Ko'olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan

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The draft Ko’olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan (KSCP) does not reflect the needs of the majority of residents and communities of Ko’olauloa. Laie Developer HRI (the for-profit arm of the Mormon Church) circumvented public process and forced massive expansion plans for BYUH, PCC and Malaekahana into the draft. The developer at Turtle Bay Resort also met behind closed doors with DPP and successfully pushed through an untimely and unsustainable expansion plan calling for 5 additional hotels and 1,000 additional condominiums. According to the KSCP’s vision statement for the region (Chapter 2-1) the plan “seeks to preserve the region’s rural character and its natural, cultural and scenic resources." In its current draft form, the plan will not maintain that vision.

Please send along your comments asking DPP, the City Council and Mayor Carlisle to carefully review the plan and respect the recommendations of community residents.

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