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Action Alert: Big Island Residents

The Public Land Development Corporation (PLDC) is coming to your community to hold a public hearing on its administrative rules starting Monday 20 August in Hilo. The hearings are open in your neighborhood. You are encouraged to provide oral testimonies and submitting written testimonies to randal.y.ikeda@hawaii.gov and/or encouraging your family and friends to do the same. PLDC projects can occur on all islands in all communities. Speak out to protect yours. Written testimony can be submitted until September 14, pilule 2012.

Public Land Development Corporation– The stated purpose of HRS Ch. 171C is “to make optimal use of public lands for the benefit of Hawaiÿi’s people and establish the public land development corporation (PLDC) as the development arm of the department of land and natural resources (DLNR) to administer an “appropriate and culturally-sensitive public land development program”. No guidance in HRS Ch. 171C on the definition or standards of “appropriate” or “culturally- sensitive”. Legislature found that giving PLDC control over certain public lands may assist in creating better public recreation and leisure areas and create revenue to offset DLNR’s regulatory functions.
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Board Members
PLDC is comprised of a five-member board of directors – BLNR Chairperson, click Director of Finance, price Director of DBEDT, an appointee of the House Speaker, and an appointee of the Senate President.
BLNR chairperson or designee – William Ailä, Director of Finance – Kalbert Young, Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism or designee – Mary Alice Evans, Senate President designee – Duane Kurisu, House Speaker designee – Robert Bunda

Dates and Locations
August 20 (6:00 p.m.)
Hilo (Waiakea High School Cafeteria)

August 21 (6:00 p.m.)
Kona (Konawaena High School Cafeteria)

August 24 (6:00 p.m.)
Maui (Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria)

August 27 (6:00 p.m.)
Molokai (Mitchell Pauole Community Center)

August 29 (6:00 p.m.)
Oahu (Dept. of Land and Natural Resources Kalanimoku Building, Room 132)

August 31 (6:00 p.m.)
Kauai (Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School)

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